I think there maybe is an ambiguity in the word and concept of
Louigi Verona wrote:
That said I do personally like the concept of creative commons and open
licenses (otherwise I would probably not be writing on such a list), and
I also think that the 'making a living out of it' is too much of a
simplification. In Italy I've heard of composers paying 80 Euro/year tax
to the (monopoly) collecting society (SIAE) and often get forfeit
amounts for their music which enable them to just go even so the 'making
a living' thing is not always so straight forward.
It seems some famous audio software developer has been able to make a
living thanks to donations while releasing his app open source.. can't
recall the guy's name though :)
Also, denying that digital media have changed some of the copyright
paradigms which in many countries date to the 1930s is as naive as using
the words 'free' and 'open' too much.
All, of course, in my humble opinion.