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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 19, 2013 @07:14PM (#43499379)

    This is why open-source is so ridiculous. Idealistic delusionals, who are otherwise talented programmers, waste their life on open source software only to have huge businesses (Google, IBM, Oracle, etc...) make fortunes using their software. Meanwhile, they're making it harder to find work doing programming, thereby relegating themselves to begging for money. Go ask Google, they're the ones making billions of off Linux. Oh, they won't give it you? Hmm, I wonder why.

    Even the ideal situation proposed by open source advocates is ridiculous, "we'll give away the software and make money off of support." Everyone knows that tech support is the lowest IT job that there is. Why should talented programmers be forced to live off of meager salaries doing support drudgery?

    Software is a legitimate product that has value in and of itself. There's no reason why software should be free, anymore so than anything else. Since nothing else free, we need to stop giving away our labor.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 19, 2013 @07:41PM (#43499595)

    Meanwhile, they're making it harder to find work doing programming

    The availability of open source creates a huge market for custom programming.
    It also ensures that your skills are applicable at many companies in this huge market.

    ProTip: If you find it hard to find work doing programming, then you aren't the "programmer" that you think you are.

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