Doesn't it make developers mad??

Taylor Byrnes taylor.byrnes at
Fri Oct 29 00:06:20 BST 2004

Although I am not a developer of KDE I am a developer of OSS software.
I do it because I want to help out. Although I do not want money
myself I really think it would be nice for the people farther up the
chain to donate to my projects. In this case, I would hope the
supporter and the consultant would donate to KDE.

The hardware vendor is not making things specifically for KDE, but the
consulting and support companies should be donation to all the
projects (that request them) along the way. Of course, more money for
the bigger projects. I am not saying donate to the point where you are
losing money, but donate enough that the project keeps going. If the
project collapses suddenly you are out of business, I'm certain you
don't want that to happen, so donate.

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 01:46:06 +0500, faraz khan <faraz at> wrote:
> I adore linux , I adore KDE and i adore the people who work on this (I do too,
> but not much at all to be noticed). I am becoming a part of a company that
> will become a OSS consultancy in Pakistan. I have a VERY basic and
> philosophical question that has been raised by my investor and left
> unanswered, maybe you can help me out.
> He says: Using OSS, the Hardware vendor makes money- the consultant makes
> money, supporter makes money.. EVERYBODY but the poor developer. He wants to
> know how, without money, will these developers be able to sustain such
> development?
> I do my work just for fun.. gives me great pleasure in watching my programs
> being used by others.. Dont you guys wish u would benefit off this too?
> doesnt it make u mad that everybody else up the chain is reaping benefits but
> not you?
> Just looking for opinions.. I thought KDE might be the best place to ask since
> this is ONE MAMMOTH of a OSS project- taking a lot of developer time.
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