> This just came up because I feel myself working towards devoting my life
> to free software (career wise anyhow), and asked myself the important
> question: How do you make money and support a thriving business off of
> free software, especially if you are developing it, posting it on an
> FTP site for download, and selling it on CD; why would people buy it?
> (This is rhetorical :)
I make money from free software by short-selling companies that Linux
competes with, such as the Santa Cruz Operation.
That's not enough to make a living on but it sure is fun. :)
"love without fear"