As we dive into our last year at school, Its on my mind: how do I get paid? Can Open Source/Free Software pay the bills? Can I live as nicely as the Jones'? Do I deserve to live as nicely as the Jones'?
Its nice for academics and long haired hippies to expose how wonderful open source is towards society, but they shop at the A&P whether people pay developers for the software or not... they train people afterall, they do not feed their kids on emails saying "hey man, thanks for the cool browser."
I suppose I could live on welfare and charity, surf off my neighbours insecure 802.11, and code all day long, but I am greedy for more.
Open Source: What's in it for me? I want things; and by things I do mean things. I want big TVs, a nice house, a dog, a super powerful washing machine, a kick ass computer, video games, and I want not to steal wifi (gadgets fill the void of being a fat nerd sitting on a computer in the basement and unable to score with girls, lol). How can Open Source pay for those things?
Does anyone want to give me a job to do some code in Mozilla? (like seriously, some cash would be nice right now)