Open source: A hardy few do all the work

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 2, 2010 8:10 PM EDT
The Register; By Andrew Orlowski
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A census of open source developers has provided a sharp reminder of the necessity of commercially viable open source companies, and also how important it is that commercially viable open source companies employ good people to write open source. This probably isn't news to Reg readers, for whom it might be bleeding obvious - perhaps even tautological. But out in the worlds of academia and policy wonkery, the myth that F/OSS development is some kind of happy, Kumbaya potlatch still persists.

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