Free Software Evangelism, revisited
jeroen at vrijschrift.org
Wed May 24 22:24:42 UTC 2006
At Wed, 24 May 2006 16:14:01 -0300,
Ricardo Andere de Mello wrote:
> I'll answer this with another question:
> Are you selling the idea because its contents, or because it will help
> you to profit in a near future?
> You are doing evangelism when you *believe* in what you are talking.
> Otherwise, you are just *selling* something, just like any other businness.
> for free software people, profit is just a collateral effect of
> evangelism... would you stop doing it if you dont have any profit?
I don't agree with this. Profit is important and not some collateral
effect. Everybody needs money to buy food, clothes, a place to live,
etc. So you're obviously selling the idea to help make a profit.
There is nothing wrong with making money, especially not if you use
Free Software to make money.
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