How are Open Source Software Projects Surviving the Recession?
Aug 09, 2009, 15:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Maybe not too badly, according to an anecdotal,
unscientific survey of three well-known projects--KDE.org,
GNOME.org and SourceForge.net.
"Though these projects are merely just a snapshot of all the
thousands of open source projects out there, they are among the
most popular and can arguably be viewed as barometers of the
"Aaron Seigo, a full-time KDE.org developer who is sponsored by
Oslo, Norway-based Qt Software, said KDE.org isn't seeing any big
drops in its contributors, despite the economy.
""We track these numbers pretty closely," Seigo said. "The one
effect we have seen is that people have had a harder time coming to
our in-person conferences. Travel is more expensive lately and
people tend not to travel so much when things are tighter.""
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