@ianbicking

Your blog post gets at an essential fact about free software:

> not all good things make money.

Exactly. If you have an idea that you think can make the world better *and* make you rich, then you're wrong. (Or got lucky in the rolled-a-100 on a d100 way)*

(*note: d100s contain the numbers 0-99)

But if you have an idea that might make the world better but would be hard to make much money off of, there's a much higher (though maybe still not great) chance that you're right.

@codesections @ianbicking This is probably true even if you remove "make the world better *and*".

@codesections Hi DM here you know you're supposed to read double-aughts as 100, not 0, right? Dice rolls are 1->N, not 0->N. @ianbicking

@emsenn @ianbicking

> Hi DM here you know you're supposed to read double-aughts as 100, not 0, right?

Well, I could argue that, even if the rules of some (all?) games that use d100s say to *treat* 00s as 100, you still don't *roll* a 100.

But that's probably too persnickety, so I won't.

@codesections @emsenn Either way, this is exactly the sort of dialog I was hoping to open up with my blog post ;)

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!