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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Feb 12, 2005 11:05 AM
What's a free software job?

A free software job is any job centered on the creation, promotion, oversight, support, sales, marketing or installation of free software.

Here are some common examples of free software jobs:

  • GNU/Linux systems administrator

  • Web developer using free software like PHP, Python, Ruby, Django and Apache

  • Organizer working to install GNU/Linux or LibreOffice in elementary schools

  • BSD installation and support, coupled with hardware sales

  • MySQL database administration

  • Bounties or short-term free software coding jobs

  • On-site instructor for free software like Plone or MySQL

Here are some examples of jobs that don't fit the criteria:

  • 20% GNU/Linux sysadmin and 80% internal support for desktops running a proprietary operating system

  • Developing proprietary software applications, even if they run on the GNU/Linux operating system

  • Jobs focused on proficiency with proprietary applications, even if some free software is involved

  • Jobs that don't have anything to do with software at all

If you've got a free software job that you're ready to list, just email it to and we'll post it just as soon as payment is received.

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