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Report: Open Source Developers a Bunch of Moochers?

Nov 02, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"A new bit of analyst data crossed my radar this weekend, this time from the annual Evans Data survey of over 400 Linux developers, "OSS/Linux Development Survey 2010." While I haven't read the entire report, the one bit of information that Evans is pushing from the report is, naturally, the most controversial.

"It turns out, according to the report, that nearly two-thirds of open source developers do some of their non-work related open source project work on their employers' time.

"Whether that figure is accurate or not, I expect we'll see a whole new line of FUD coming soon from those software companies which are less-than-enthused about open source software: open source projects steals your employees' time and reduces their efficiency."

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