Re: Writing for the Open Source Community

Subject: Re: Writing for the Open Source Community
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 15:55:58 -0800

jenny_berger -at- fairfieldresidential -dot- com wrote:

Anyway, even if you don't respond to the emotional aspect of Open Source, there are other ways to parlay it into paying work, assuming you're creative enough to think of them.

To take one obvious example, writing about Open Source software and technologies for magazines has been an important part of my income for the last few years.

I've also got several contracts and jobs because the interviewers were also interested in Open Source.

Admittedly, I know some people who have made Open Source their life to such an extent that they've lost their day jobs (including one, ironically enough, at an Open Source company), but my somewhat limited involvement has more than paid for itself.

Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177

"Take six politicians to dig me a grave,
Take six intellectuals my soul for to save,
And six union workers, a red flag to wave
And one stupid singer to rant and to rave."
- The Men They Couldn't Hang, "Industrial Town"


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