"Recent research suggests that much of the core development work
on open-source projects is done by paid developers. Is this a bad
"The answer is in the data. I just finished reading Evangelia
Berdou's Ph.D. thesis 'Managing the Bazaar: Commercialization and
peripheral participation in mature, community-led Free/Open source
software projects,' and highly recommend it to anyone seeking to
understand how open-source communities operate, especially in light
of the increasing encroachment of commercial interests into
open-source development communities..."
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