Richard Stallman, 2015
Use, Learn, Improve, Share
GNU's Not Unix
»Why would anyone pay programmers to work on free software?«— ❦ (@daniel_bohrer) January 1, 2017
»I don't understand. Why would anyone pay workers to build public roads?«
What is your business?
Tip: It's probably not software
Author, The Mythical Man-Month
The way to be more productive is to write less code
The way to be more productive is to share more code
Per-item licensing restricts
But who will I sue?
You didn't read your EULA...
But who will I call at 2 am?
Whoever you're paying to be awake at 2 am.
The Hall of Tortured Souls
Source: Sean Gallagher, "NSA Gets Early Access to Zero-Day Data from Microsoft, Others," 14 June 2013
Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow
Only true for malicious code
Anyone can audit the code;
not everyone does.
Security is a process, not a product
If you're not paying for it, you are the product.
If you're not paying for it, you don't matter.
("Pay" doesn't always mean money)
Time is the currency of Free Software
Many maintainers are freelancers
This does not give you absolute control!
If it's business critical, you need full time staff.
Free Software is not about getting cheap stuff
Free Software isn't a license, it's a culture
Participation culture, not Permission culture
Free Software is interactive
If you don't interact, you don't matter
Free Software is only as
awesome as you are
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