Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jan 2010 16:22 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Linux LWN.net founder and kernel contributor Jonathan Corbet offered an analysis of the code contributed to the Linux kernel between December 24 2008 and January 10 2010. 18% of contributions were made without a specific corporate affiliation, 7% weren't classified, and 75% were from people working for specific companies in roles where developing that code was a major requirement. "75% of the code comes from people paid to do it," Corbet said.
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RE: Money moves the world around
by dagw on Sun 24th Jan 2010 21:50 UTC in reply to "Money moves the world around"
dagw
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2005-07-06

I know several people who work on open source software out of pure enthusiasm, and consider the fact that people are actually paying them for it an awesome bonus. Money and enthusiasm aren't in any way mutually exclusive.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I know several people who work on open source software out of pure enthusiasm, and consider the fact that people are actually paying them for it an awesome bonus. Money and enthusiasm aren't in any way mutually exclusive.


It's awesome when you get to spend time doing something you love, but it's even better when somebody pays you for the privilege ;)

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