[Lazarus] OFFTOPIC: Money Model, for Lazarus

Dimitrios Chr. Ioannidis dioannidis at artesoft.gr
Mon Dec 6 20:24:18 CET 2010

This is why a Free Pascal / Lazarus/ "FP&L" / ObjectFlorian Pascal ( ;) 
) ( pick your TLA ) Foundation comes in sight ...

" ....

Software is a conversation, between the software developer and the user. 
But for that conversation to happen requires a lot of work beyond the 
software development. It takes marketing, yes, but also sales, and 
public relations, and an office, and a network, and infrastructure, and 
air conditioning in the office, and customer service, and accounting, 
and a bunch of other support tasks.

But what do software developers do? They design and write code, they 
layout screens, they debug, they integrate, and they check things into 
the source code control repository.

The level a programmer works at (say, Emacs) is too abstract to support 
a business. Developers working at the developer abstraction layer need 
an implementation layer -- an organization that takes their code and 
turns it into products. Dolly Parton, working at the "singing a nice 
song" layer, needs a huge implementation layer too, to make the records 
and book the concert halls and take the tickets and set up the audio 
gear and promote the records and collect the royalties.

... "

PLz read it carefully ...



Dimitrios Chr. Ioannidis

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