The value of $5
Posted Feb 10, 2004 13:48 UTC (Tue) by ekj
In reply to: The value of $5
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That is true. Compared to some countries, the Us dollar has indeed lost some value.
Still, $5/month is a lot of money to a pretty large part of the world-population. More than 5 billion of the poeple in the world have not yet selected ANY operating-system, personally I would like Linux to be a viable choise for atleast some of those.
Personally, I think you, and all the other Lwn-people *deserve* a LOT more cash than you're presently getting. I can't with the most positive guesses imagine you're getting more than half of what you're worth. For Lwn to seek more income is natural and healthy. I've got no problems with that whatsoever.
I only wish that it'd be possible to do so without coming off as snotty. Without shutting out people from poorer countries. Without sounding as if "everyone" is doing well. (when infact I'm sure the Lwn staff is well-aware that many are still without work.)
Fact is, to a average person living in a rich country, and having a job, Lwn is cheap. To pretty much anyone else it's not.
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