How Do You Make Money From Free Software?

Free software — truly free software — is undoubtedly a good thing. But given the rest of the world still uses that pesky stuff called money, how on Earth do you make a living from spending your time giving away software for nothing?

In this video Matt Lee, the Technical Lead at Creative Commons, explains how he’s spent 10 years working on free software, managing to make a living throughout. The answer? Largely fixing stuff, but I’ll allow him to explain in a little more detail. [Computerphile]