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You Get What You Pay For: Paid Contributors Drive Open Source

Oct 06, 2008, 22:47 (0 Talkback[s])
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"She found that paid developers are often identified with the core developer group which is responsible for key infrastructure and often make a large number of commits. Furthermore, she suggested that the groups may have different priorities: "whereas [paid] developers focus on technical excellence, peripheral contributors are more interested in access and practical use.""

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