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Old 03-17-2007, 02:41 PM   #1
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Open Source Careers


Hello,

My basic question is how does one make a livable career with open source? I hear alot of people talk about providing support, but I don't know exactly what that means or entails. I have also heard stories of people making a good living working from their home office doing programming.

I am still a university student, so I am interested to know how I can make it out there. If I could, I would love to be able to work primarily in programming in a home office, either in my own company (I would love that!!) or by telecommuting to a company. I am really not interested in relocating and I don't like to think of long commutes to an office in the city. Is this type of career possible or is it just a pipe dream? What areas can someone like me make a decent go at?

Advice please.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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with open source, you can make an organisation that accepts donations, or a company that charges for tech support or for additional features...
as for programming at home, just google for the word "freelancer" (eg. getafreelancer.com)

Although I think this thread would better belong in general, as it is not a linux question...
 
  


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