Thought you guys/gals might be interested in my post. I hope I made a novel connection. It is a very dividing article, and it is meant to be.
It’s an interesting and not altogether unfair comparison. I’m not sure I 100% agree with the connecting argument.
While it is orthogonal to the point, I’d have liked to hear your thoughts on how one would make a career out of Free Software development.
Making a career out of it is a good and difficult question.
I have always argued that the best approach is for everyone to have a basic income, regardless of what they do. That way, people who would otherwise be stacking boxes at night in Walmart might be writing Free Software instead.
A basic income is not idealist and is a reachable goal.
+1 for basic income. I mentioned that in http://www.superloopy.io/articles/2014/good-ideas.html which lacks a good punchline, but collects some ideas I like.