October 7, 2008
Paid and Unpaid FOSS Developers: A Powerful Combo
Joe Brockmeier has an interesting piece up on the differences between paid and volunteer open source contributors. In it, he cites this post from former Debian Project Leader Martin Michlmayr, and a paper by Evangelia Berdou. "Berdou finds that paid developers take up key positions in projects, while volunteers often work on the periphery." I agree with Joe that the combination of these two types of contributions can be very powerful.
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