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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Brian Kennedy
wrote:<br>
&gt; </span></font><font color=black face=Arial><span style='font-family:Arial;
color:black'>So much for the F in FOSS.</span></font><font color=navy
face=Arial><span style='font-family:Arial;color:navy;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I&#8217;m not asking for *<b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>you</span></b>* to pay for my time.<span
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>But my rent is not free, nor are any of
the bills I pay (like electric or internet), nor is the food that passes,
occasionally, through my system.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;
</span>Those all benefit you, whether or not you pay to download the code I
provide.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>But if I don&#8217;t pay them,
you will lose support for that code.</span></font><font color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-family:Arial;color:navy;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Have you
ever seen a module that says &#8220;Supported by&#8221; or &#8220;Underwritten by&#8221;?<span
style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>That means that someone paid for that
module you get for nothing and about which you are free to complain.<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I would
have much more time and incentive to work on those modules if someone &#8211; anyone &#8211;
was paying me to do it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Right now,
Real Life</span></font></span><span class=EmailStyle17><font color=navy
face=Symbol><span style='mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;
mso-ascii-font-family:Arial;mso-hansi-font-family:Arial;mso-char-type:symbol;
mso-symbol-font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-char-type:symbol;mso-symbol-font-family:
Symbol'></span></span></font></span><span class=EmailStyle17><font color=navy
face=Arial><span style='mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'> is
hindering my ability to support my 20+ modules.<span style="mso-spacerun:
yes">&nbsp; </span>I feel very bad about that, but it is a reality that I must
face &#8211; and so must my adopters.<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>There are
many large companies that would otherwise be paying a large chunk of change to
some vendor for the benefits they get from Drupal core and contib
maintainers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If they would
contribute a portion of the savings, the entire Drupal community would be
better off.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>BTW, how much are you
making from Drupal?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>How much have
you contributed back?<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span class=EmailStyle17><font size=3 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-ansi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Nancy<o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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