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Working for the Man: Keeping the Open Source Faith

Dec 12, 2007, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Ribeiro)

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"More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

"A number of corporations are moving into the free software arena, and this has resulted in legions of programmers, paid by companies, moving into free software communities, Simon Phipps, chief open source officer at Sun Microsystems, said last week at FOSS.IN, a conference on free and open-source software in Bangalore, India..."

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