Employed KDE developers...
Posted Aug 12, 2011 22:22 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Employed KDE developers...
Parent article: Desktop Summit: Large companies and open source
It almost sounds as if as soon you're paid for it, it stops being a passion and is done just for the money.
I didn't get that from the (article's description of) the talk. I got, "as soon as you're paid for it, your opinion about how you should do it is a lot less relevant."
Wouldn't you think that when a company pays hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for developers to work on an open source project that the company would expect to control what work those developers do?
Dirk is saying if you want participation of a company's check book in an open source project, you should also plan for the company's participation in setting the project's direction. And he talks a little about how a business might move the project in different ways than a hobbyist/idealist would.
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