Caring About Your Craft


Mon Dec 08 00:09:02 -0800 2008

Some of us, including me, dreamed of completely “free” software environments before the public launch of FSF not for abstract moral reasons or because of some soi-disant social problem, but because the conditions of our craft were intolerable to us. We were suffocating, being ground down into unfeeling cogs taught by repeated pain that we must not care about our art because to care was to lose.

From Why I Hate Proprietary Software by Eric Raymond