It appears that not all Open Source Software developers are pathetic losers coding from their grandmother’s basement. Here is a paragraph from Dan William’s blog post announcing the new release of NetworkManager application:
There’s no better way to celebrate the release of NetworkManager 0.9.2 than a sip of ice-cold cocktail. It’s something pink-colored — I don’t know what — and it’s phenomenal. And if I ever run out, I just ring a bell and somebody fills it up! It’s basically like Paradise, except Paradise doesn’t have the latest version of NetworkManager. Here’s a hot tip: make your first half billion and buy yourself a private island. Then move there and write open-source software for fun. It’s a pretty great life. After a hard day on the beach bending networks to my will, I wind down by building buried hatches solely to confuse the island’s next owner (I’m trading up to a private archipelago in a few years).
He also shares a beautiful view in front of him at the time of his tagging the release. Whether it’s true or not, it’s a wonderful picture.
P.S.: I don’t really know who Dan Williams is and if he is in fact a multimillionaire sitting on his own island with a pink-colored cocktail in one hand and a refill bell in another. Even if he isn’t, there are enough examples of other people who’ve made a fortune and are now enjoying work on the Open Source Software. I’m not kidding. Ask Ubuntu people if you don’t believe me.