Oops!! Looks like I messed up the post. Deviated from the basic premise I set about to explore. Thanks to the humanoid for pointing it out. I will probably post a follow-up..err.. a clean-up. Sorry for the goof-up.
Microsoft pays me 13lac p.a. Can Free Software do that?
Second part in my series on Intellectual Property. I am going to try to debunk a few popular myths. This essay is aimed at the young graduate and the student who has all sorts of doubts if Free Software can provide him with the money that the Proprietary world offers him.
Most of the times, students do get convinced that free software is ‘the’ way to go forward. They also agree that it is morally, ethically and technically superior. They also agree that we can make some sort of money by pursuing free s/w as a career.
And everyone agrees in unison that the proprietary system offers them higher salaries as opposed to free software. The general tendency (more…)