Re: Open source is a tough business
> I do feel bad for those who are trying to make a living from writing it
Unless you are employed to do this, don't. It has to be seen as a hobby.
If you want money for it you will have to sell contracts for support / custom implementations / consultancy.
A company wanting to upgrade all users to your software would quite like having you, the principle developer, able to help them make the upgrade, write the user training or even to help train the users in groups.