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Holier than thou

At my last contract job, building a gloriously swift website in Drupal, I decided to give generously of my generous contract income to Free Software. Notepad++ is my perennial Windows text editor of choice, even in the light of the oncoming (proprietary) text editor juggernaut that is Sublime.
Written by Jake Rayson Rayson, Contributor on

At my last contract job, building a gloriously swift website in Drupal, I decided to give generously of my generous contract income to Free Software.

Notepad++ is my perennial Windows text editor of choice, even in the light of the oncoming (proprietary) text editor juggernaut that is Sublime. And I decided to give, as it was my constant companion in the weeks that I was there.

Now I'm not speaking vast sums, maybe about $20 or $30. But a bit, to support the main man Don Ho. Two other developers on the project also use Notepad++, every single day, so I asked them if they'd like to make a contribution too.

Uh oh, big no no.

For those that don't know, being a web developer isn't the worst paid job in the world. So I thought they may at least entertain the idea. But no, not at all, not even a smidgin, not one dime.

This puzzled me, I don't know why they wouldn't give. I didn't pursue it, like some long-haired communist hippy type. I was just a bit puzzled, and I still am. Free Software isn't something for nothing, after all.

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