Episode 19: Zed Shaw


Show Notes:

Software developer and author Zed Shaw recently made the decision to start charging for his Learn Python the Hard Way book. He discusses why he made this decision after offering the book for free to the community for years.

“In many ways open source has conditioned me to not appreciate the value of what I do.”

Zed talks about the challenges of making money in open source software, the value of consistent practice and how he consciously switches mindsets for different phases of work.