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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Bou - a Lua-based Build System
- From: "Brandon Van Every" <bvanevery@...>
- Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 07:58:21 -0500
On Feb 9, 2008 7:16 AM, Stefan Sandberg <email@example.com> wrote:
> I don't agree with anything you just wrote.. The hobbyists much more
> 'define' the software industry than 9-5 cubicle'ites as yourself..
Eh? I'm a telecommuter and self-employed since 1998. I believe in
consulting for $$$$$, then reinvesting some of the proceeds into Open
Source projects that are likely to lead to more $$$$$. Open Source
projects achieve the greatest commercial relevance by having a
> Not a single one of the friends I know that are good programmers started
> doing anything even remotely close to profitable or "job" related stuff..
I've also done plenty of $0 ideologically driven Open Source. Yes it
makes one a better programmer, but it's not very smart from an eating
or an impact standpoint.
> One grand example of this is the demoscene (www.scene.org),
I'd be happy to debate this on
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gamedesign-l or your favorite game
development forum. I would have responded to your post privately, but
I wanted to state for the record that I'm not a cubicle jock.
> At least that's how I got into "official" programming, and I'm not
> worried about loosing a job etc, I'd be just as happy doing construction
> or babysitting or deodorant smell-tester etc,
> but I will NEVER stop doing what I love, something you probably don't
It's true that I don't. My goal is to be well paid for doing what I
love. You can do that too. Your happiness doesn't have to be "on the
Brandon Van Every