Not only am I not moving to Boston to work on free software, I'm not moving (back) to Ann Arbor to work on a proprietary/free mix of software with a nasty non-compete agreement. I guess if I can give up working at a hot Linux startup for family reasons, I can give up working at a warm telecom startup for family reasons too.
Instead, I'm going to stay in the wilds of rural Ohio, keep my kids in the country near their cousins and grandparents, and make the jump to being a controls engineer and automation specialist. Plus, being the all- around local computer guru. Hmm, a perfect opportunity for Linux evangelization, wouldn't you say ... :^)
And since I don't have one of those nasty IP/noncompete agreements in place anymore, I'm actually freer to help write free software than I've been in over a decade.
Now, if only I had free time ...