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Cash for Code--Are Prizes the Right Model for Community Development?

Dec 07, 2007, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Sun's plan to award open source developers with prizes is an interesting one and reaction has on the whole been good, but I can’t help wondering if it is the right way to reward community developers for their efforts.

"In May this year Sun's executive vice president for software, Rich Green, had cast doubts on the sustainability of the community development model if large corporations continued to make money from their efforts without directly contributing back..."

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