Re: Money (was Re: test version of 2.1.0 available (fwd))

Holger P. Krekel (
27 Sep 1996 12:43:09 +0200

Free Software versus money making !?

Maybe the people who are interested in paying money
should ask Linus if he wants it. As far as I can
imagine he wouldn't want it.

And this is quite consequent. As far as I know
the idea of free software is something different. I
can understand that people want to express their gratitude.
I do, too. So I have decided to contribute as much to
the project as I can. e.g. I am constantly trying to
convince people that Linux is just better for many
purposes, I help them installing, I test the new versions
of the kernel etc. And I want to take part in the
development some day, when I learned more about the kernel.

So please consider the basic idea of free software.
The Linux project together with the gnu project etc.
is something very great. It gives me a feeling that
not everything is to be based on making money with
exploiting people. So it's the contraposition to
Microsoft and many many other companies.

Just my 0.002 $ :-)


Holger Krekel
Holger Krekel