GNU programs are used billions of time every day all over the world. However, the intellectual property owners, the Free Software Foundation, don't make a cent from it. What a raw deal! This project aims to fix that by monetizing many popular command line tools that GNU maintains.
What this project does
This project adds pricing to many popular GNU command line tools.
How to install
To install, simply add the bin directory to your path.
How to use
gnu-pricing/bin directory is in your path, simply use GNU tools as
normal. To see the pricing breakdown from the command line, add the
to see the cost breakdown for using that command. A record of how much you owe
for using GNU commands will also be printed. You can pay this usage fee at
user@host:~$ gcc --pricing ======================= Welcome to GNU Pricing! ======================= Using many GNU tools now cost $0.01 per use. This command (gcc) has been used 2 times so far. Overall GNU command usage command usage cost ------- ----- ---- gcc 2 $.02 ls 41 $.41 md5sum 1 $.01 uname 2 $.02 ------- ----- ---- Total 46 $.46 Please pay the total cost at https://donate.fsf.org/
How to uninstall
If you're a cheap bastard and don't want to pay for these excellent GNU commands
that the FSF worked so very hard to make, you can remove the pricing options by
gnu-pricing/bin directory from your path and deleting the
PATH=`echo $PATH | sed "s@/path/to/gnu-pricing/bin:@@"` rm -r ~/.gnu-pricing
What commands have pricing
The following commands now cost money to use:
This project is satire and was made during the 2015 Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon.