Motivation and Contributions in Open Source: Stop Romanticizing Unpaid Contributions

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 31, 2010 4:25 PM EDT
OStatic; By Joe Brockmeier
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Does motivation matter? Open source contributors are increasingly people who are paid to work on open source. GNOME contributor Lucas Rocha asks how this impacts communities over the long term. This is not a new question by any stretch. People worried about the influence of commercial interests in open source in the early days before Red Hat was a public company and when Slackware was still considered a major Linux distribution. I suspect people will still be asking this question for years to come.

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