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RE: Re: UO-2 Telemetry Decoder Software

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bdale Garbee [mailto:bdale@gag.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 9:19 PM
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: UO-2 Telemetry Decoder Software
>markw@iSecuritas.com (Mark West) writes:
>> Could someone please explain to me again how a professional software 
>> developer makes a living by writing open source code?
>The best single-piece discussion of the topic I'm aware of is Eric
>"The Magic Cauldron", which you can find online at
>     http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/magic-cauldron/
>A significant number of talented people I know currently derive comfortable

>incomes from writing Open Source software.  Whether we understand it yet or

>not, it is happening.

Oh please, I know some people are making money writing open soure. But aside
from civil servants, goverment contractors, and university students working
a grant (and I would not want to try to live off of any of those salaries)
will not last much longer. Most fundamantal of all is that humans need a
to take an action. One motive is the desire to eat, which leads to the need
acquire food, yada, yada, yada, so you got to work each day. The commercial
entities that were *making* money in supporting open source were doing so in
the stock market, and that is over now. 
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