Subject: Re: that "discard" thing
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 14:15:04 +0000

Tom Lord:
> good analogy: the free software industry is evolving into one in which
> the intrinsic reward of doing something you love is the only
> compensation programmers should expect

It's not evolving into one. It always was one. Unless my history is much
mistaken, doing free software for love (or moral reasons) came first, and
then the business was built around it later.

Music industry's the same, I guess. There were bards before there were

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