Cash, Code, or Free-Riding in Open Source Communities?
May 15, 2008, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Open source is a bit the same. There are some who pay for the
'full-price rooms/seats,' while others pay by sticking with a
project for a long time, devoting either small amounts of cash or
code. Marten Mickos talks a bit about this when he refers to those
who have more time than money (me sitting on the plane for
125,000-plus miles each year) and those who have more money than
time (those that buy their seats in first class).
"But what do we do about the majority of people in open source
who neither contribute cash, code, or anything other than taking up