Every time I talk to new people about any company I am working for, usually at a conference but living in the bay area it happens often enough on the street, too, the conversation unfailingly reaches the point where the person asks, “So, what’s your business model?”
Yes, it is a company, it certainly has a business model, no, I don’t care to explain it to you. I work at companies where I get to write open source code, that should give you a damn clue to the fact that I might actually be more interested in what my company is doing than about how they intend to make money off of it.
Fuck you for judging what I do based on how much money it can make, fuck you for caring more about numbers in a bank than about doing something good for people, fuck you for making me answer your stupid question; ask somebody who cares. Money is a resource, not a goal.
Chris, I need a shirt: “Don’t ask me about my business model.” Black with white text.
Updated Aug, 14 at 23:30 There ended up being a bit of a conversation in the comments, check it out. I think by the end what I was really trying to say came out.