Interesting post from Johan Thelin at LinuxJournal.com, and the replies are worth reading as well. Good info on products.
Telecommuting | Linux Journal: “I’ve been working as a freelancer for almost a year now, and I cannot help noticing how free software helps making this possible. Working in an international setting, most of the work is done from my home office. This requires techniques to get the work done. Small motivational ‘rewards’ (or really fun customer assignments so that one forgets lunch…) The other half is the communication with the customers itself. This is where free software enters the picture.”