Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

How to make millions writing free software

Filed under
OSS

So you want to be an open-source millionaire, do you?

Well, first things first. I don't care, I really don't care, how good your technology is. Or, how you've tweaked out a few extra cycles from the flux capacitor. No, so long as your program does whatever it's supposed to do, you're at least in the race for financial success.

You'll likely finish an also-ran, mind you, but at least you're in there.

What will really determine if your Linux distribution or your content management system, or whatever, will ever bring you a thin-dime has very, very little to do with your code's goodness.

Full Story.

How to make thousands writing tech articles

Come up with a catchy headline. Wave your arms around and point to other articles. Mention that tech is hard and mysterious, and that "suits" are always hard to understand and make happy. Never (ever) actually provide any information or answer your own headline. Profit!

What a great gig. How do I get in? (currently I actually have to work for my income).

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Canonical Closes SQLite Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a number of SQLite vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OSes. Read more

Fotoxx 15.08 Is a Free and Powerful Image Editor for Linux

Fotoxx, a free, open source Linux photo editing application that is useful both beginner and experts alike, has been upgraded to version 15.08 and is now available for download. Read more

Ubuntu MATE Projects Donates Money to Debian, MATE, and Syncthing Developers

The Ubuntu MATE project does something very admirable each month. Its makers contribute financially to other open source projects that are being used in the operating system, and that is something that doesn't happen all the often in the FOSS universe. Read more

Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8

Today marks two years since the start of the Wine 1.7 development series. While it's been two years of doing bi-weekly development releases, there's no sign of Wine 1.8.0 being ready for release in the near future. Read more