"More and more open-source developers these days are employees
of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than
independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues
for projects, programmers and employers alike.
"A number of corporations are moving into the free software
arena, and this has resulted in legions of programmers, paid by
companies, moving into free software communities, Simon Phipps,
chief open source officer at Sun Microsystems, said last week at
FOSS.IN, a conference on free and open-source software in
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