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Study: Reduced Open Source Developer Productivity Linked to "Restrictive" FLOSS Licenses

Aug 29, 2007, 15:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glen Newton)

[ Thanks to Glen for this link. ]

A study by economists from Tel Aviv University and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) titled 'Open source software: Motivation and restrictive licensing'[1] (pre-print) looks at the productivity of developers on Open Source projects and concludes:

"'...that the output per contributor in open source projects is much higher when licenses are less restrictive and more commercially oriented...'"

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