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Why Coders Write Open Source

  • November 1, 2010
  • By Developer.com Staff

What motivates people to contribute to an open source project isn't money?

According to a new survey by Forrester Research, 62 percent of open source community members contribute because, for them, it's "fun to solve problems."

The next most common motivating factor is a "sense of accomplishment." Only 9 percent of open source developers are paid for their work.


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Tags: open source programming

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