Report: Open Source Developers a Bunch of Moochers?

[ Thanks to Amy
for this link. ]

“A new bit of analyst data crossed my radar this
weekend, this time from the annual Evans Data survey of over 400
Linux developers, “OSS/Linux Development Survey 2010.” While I
haven’t read the entire report, the one bit of information that
Evans is pushing from the report is, naturally, the most

“It turns out, according to the report, that nearly two-thirds
of open source developers do some of their non-work related open
source project work on their employers’ time.

“Whether that figure is accurate or not, I expect we’ll see a
whole new line of FUD coming soon from those software companies
which are less-than-enthused about open source software: open
source projects steals your employees’ time and reduces their

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