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Study: Reduced Open Source Developer Productivity Linked to “Restrictive” FLOSS Licenses

[ Thanks to Glen
for this link. ]

A study by economists from Tel Aviv University and the
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) titled ‘Open source
software: Motivation and restrictive licensing'[1] (pre-print)
looks at the productivity of developers on Open Source projects and
concludes:

“‘…that the output per contributor in open source projects is
much higher when licenses are less restrictive and more
commercially oriented…'”


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