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Author Topic: Guide: Earning income from a Free/Open Source project.  (Read 3566 times)

Gothi[c]

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Guide: Earning income from a Free/Open Source project.
« on: February 13, 2008, 09:33:08 PM »
The brainchild and creator of the GNU/Linux distro "Damn Small Linux", a GNU/Linux distro for systems with limited hardware resources, has written up a little guide on how to make money as a FOSS developer from his experiences with DSL.

It makes quite an interesting read, since it covers the donation concept and some notes on the 'psychological barrier' and some of the harder choices many developers have to face when trying to survive developing only freely available software.

http://damnsmalllinux.org/income-guide/

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Re: Guide: Earning income from a Free/Open Source project.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 09:36:06 PM »
Great find Gothic.  Here's the page on asking for donations: http://damnsmalllinu...guide/donations.html
It seems to mirror what i wrote about here: http://www.donationc...icles/One/index.html

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Re: Guide: Earning income from a Free/Open Source project.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008, 05:11:58 PM »
In it's last days, didn't Mandrake resort to the donation ware approach? It didn't seem to work for them.