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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      03-09-2010
“If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
software that people want to use instead of software that managers want to
buy.”
— Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>
 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      03-09-2010
In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Crash wrote:

> On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:32:12 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
> <(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote:
>
>>“If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
>>software that people want to use instead of software that managers want to
>>buy.”
>> — Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>

>
> A noble aim but if you want to succeed in the software development
> business you must build software that managers want to buy ...


There is another way: don’t sell the software.
 
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Lawrence D'Oliveiro
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      03-09-2010
In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, starlyte wrote:

> On Mar 10, 1:06 am, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote:
>
>> In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Crash wrote:
>>
>> > On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:32:12 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
>> > <(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote:

>>
>> >>“If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
>> >>software that people want to use instead of software that managers want
>> >>to buy.”
>> >> — Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>

>>
>> > A noble aim but if you want to succeed in the software development
>> > business you must build software that managers want to buy ...

>>
>> There is another way: don’t sell the software.

>
> Not everyone can live off the income from a hobby


If you’re getting income, how can it be a “hobby”?
 
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Murray Symon
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      03-10-2010
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

> In message
> <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> starlyte wrote:
>
>> On Mar 10, 1:06 am, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
>> <(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote:
>>
>>> In message <(E-Mail Removed)>, Crash wrote:
>>>
>>> > On Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:32:12 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
>>> > <(E-Mail Removed)_zealand> wrote:
>>>
>>> >>“If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build
>>> >>software that people want to use instead of software that managers
>>> >>want to buy.”
>>> >> — Jamie Zawinski <http://www.jwz.org/doc/groupware.html>
>>>
>>> > A noble aim but if you want to succeed in the software development
>>> > business you must build software that managers want to buy ...
>>>
>>> There is another way: don’t sell the software.

>>
>> Not everyone can live off the income from a hobby

>
> If you’re getting income, how can it be a “hobby”?


A true hobby ends up being the opposite of "earning income".
 
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