On 30/05/2011 11:24, jonathan MERCIER wrote:
> Licensing it is an important part.
Yes, but a F/OSS license must not be used as an excuse for exploitation.
I've seen Richard Stallman on different occasions. I don't remember him
saying that freedom means free as in free beer. I do remember a specific
Q&A (Ghent University, April 2, 2007). I can't repeat what was said
literally, but this is how I remember the question and Stallman's answer:
Q: I'm a developer. I have a wife and kids. I like writing free
software, but I need to earn money to support my family, and that
doesn't seem to be possible if I publish my work as free software.
A: Nobody says you can't make any money with free software! Didn't you
listen? Didn't you understand what I've been saying about free software?
It's free as in free speech, not as in free beer! If you write free
software and you aren't able to make any money, your work is probably
not important enough.
Point taken. That's when I decided it was probably time to make money