Do I expect to get paid for the work I do? The answer, sadly, is no. That’s because I choose to be creative and honest, and writing software is even less appreciated an art than being a musician. I could take a job as the CEO or CTO of a slimy dot-com startup and promote non-existent software and bribe reporters for good press coverage. I’ve had a few offers, but I turn them down with such gusto, the offers have stopped, which is OK with me. I choose to have integrity in the work I do. I also choose to write software. So money has to take a back seat. (She didn’t ask if I’d like to get paid, the answer is an enthusiastic yes!)
… two things about Linux: it’s small (the entire kernel fits on the back of a poster-sized sheet, albeit in small type) and it’s a gripping read. In an effort to trace the philosophy of Linux back to its source, the following is a brief and admiring look at what some would call The Writings of Linus Torvalds: The Hacker Way of Power.
Tapster: It’s nice to know that no matter what happens, the torch will be carried on.
Supporting Artists: Napster Asks That You Support These Artists
Last Monday, nobody knew that anything unusual was about to happen. On Tuesday, the Perl 6 project started. On Wednesday, Larry announced it at his “State of the Onion” address at the Perl conference.
Yes, it all really did happen that fast.
…according to Larry, “Jon Orwant … pointed out that it was going to be useless to invent a new constitution if everyone was just going to say, ‘Ho, hum.'” Jon suggested that Perl try to go in a new direction, and do something new and big; he used Napster as an example of a new, big idea.
The influence of Napster has influnced the Perl community as well as the music industry.