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Riding the Open Source Storm

Jan 04, 2008, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Hendry)

[ Thanks to Lizarazu for this link. ]

"What is the general theme of your keynote at the Linux Conference?

"It's called 'Would you do it again for free?' Most open source software developers got started doing open source work as a hobby. Then most of them found paying jobs doing what they loved. Now commercial companies are exploring new ways of engaging open source software developers, adding new motivations to the picture. Some studies have shown that adding external monetary rewards can diminish the internal rewards--I want to make sure that doesn't happen so I want to keep the topic front and centre. As one of those companies trying to pass on monetary rewards, OpenLogic wants to make sure we keep the open source community going...!"

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