Ugh. No.

Story: Why corporate acquisitions could be good for the open source communityTotal Replies: 1
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cjcox

Apr 08, 2019
3:24 PM EDT
The world had better hope that the information in the article is false.

If FOSS developers are motivated to code/fix purely based on direct salary for their efforts... they'll become just as good as commercial software developers (because they will be the same). Which pretty much means, apathetic.

Don't let money be your motivator. And at the same time, FOSS users, employee a FOSS developer, they need food, shelter, etc.

But let the FOSS developer "be" what they need to be.

We (former IBMers) are all hoping and praying that IBM doesn't culturize the Red Hat folks. I can't imagine a worse fate.

750

Apr 16, 2019
4:23 PM EDT
Well, what is running FOSS right now is a combo of non-technical "social" causes and lust for writing new code.

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