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More Details on Sun's Open Source Grants

Dec 12, 2007, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Sun's chief open source officer, Simon Phipps, has published more details about Sun's $1m Open Source Innovation Award, which is especially worth mentioning as it addresses some of the questions I raised last week about whether prizes are the right model for community development.

"'If the idea is truly innovative, would it not find its way to to the development tree without the promise of financial reward? Previous surveys have indicated that personal gratification and improved skills are greater motivations for open source developers than direct financial returns. And where are the rewards for those developers doing the important but less attractive grunt work?' I wrote at the time..."

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