I went to SCaLE and here's what I learned:
1. I was right about these people pushing projects - the devs are doing it for experience, community, whatever non commercial rewards are out there... being used by these evil empirical asses using us as their freaking resource and walking away with a large payday. Fuckers!
2. We are screwed as the "open source" lawyer I met - who actually had a degree (supposedly) in comp sci - didn't know the difference between open source and free software. A couple of us tried to explain it to him. I think he got it but he didn't understand - he didn't seem to respect it since he called me "Judgement proof" -- you know... since I've dedicated my life to the community and have 0 financial stature. That was nice. He's making hand over fist money so, I guess that makes him better than me.
No really, I mean, I can't just - you know lie...
For example, I would never be able to say on my linkedin that I interpret open and free software licenses and you... know not even know the difference... for 6 years.
his name is Andrew Hall.
if you see this guy coming.
Since I'm judgement proof
if you see this douche coming!