Category Archives: etc

2016

Previously: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009. Good bye and good riddance to 2016! Some highs: My kids and my wife are amazing. My five-year-old started kindergarten and is learning to read. My almost-two-year-old went from a baby on January 1 to a sweet, talkative, out-of-control kid on December 31. My wife is most […] Continue reading

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Indirect funding and the limits of free software patronage

A few thoughts about direct and indirect funding for free software development. Proprietary software is often sold at retail, which makes for a diverse economic model. Let’s say that a million people buy a $10 yearly license for your iWidgetFactoryPro™. This year you’ll have $10,000,000 dollars, much of which can be used to fund future […] Continue reading

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