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

“‘…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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