Software professionalism

An interesting essay by Philip Greenspun. (Hat tip: Eric Raymond, via Artima.)

I’m still ambivalent about open source. Actually, I’m less offended by Open Source (TM) than by Free Software (TM). Seems to me the only way to make any money in a Free Software world is patronage.

Of course it has nothing to do with being blown off by RMS at a lecture a few years ago :-)