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Money, Money, Money... and FOSS

Feb 01, 2008, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Open source software is developed for a variety of reasons, with the starting point often being the need to fill a need which the creator of a package faces. It's known as scratching your own itch.

"These days, according to US statistics, around 40 per cent of open source programmers are in paid jobs so the question of working for nothing but internal reasons doesn't really arise. Another 10 to 15 per cent get a pay cheque from an open source company--and don't even know where it has come from..."

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