Why was Scott McNealy keynoting a PostgreSQL conference?…
"The purchase price of software is kind of like the first hit of heroin: It's free," he quipped.
But he no longer sounds sure the open-source route is better, at least from a business point of view.
"That's why I'm here speaking to you with no salary," he said.
McNealy is not completely unemployed these days. He does consulting for startups and is involved with a nonprofit called Curriki -- an amalgam of "curriculum" and "Wikipedia" -- that provides free books and other materials for schools.