Employed KDE developers...
Posted Aug 18, 2011 10:09 UTC (Thu) by ovitters
In reply to: Employed KDE developers...
Parent article: Desktop Summit: Large companies and open source
For GNOME it is not true as well, as reported in the GNOME census report. See http://blogs.gnome.org/bolsh/2010/07/28/gnome-census/ (not loading atm for me). Strangely, during the talk he said it was difficult to find these figures, while IMO that's just bad preparation.
Actual quote from the blog (Google cache) just mentions most people are volunteers, but if you're paid you're able to create more commits:
While over 70% of GNOME developers identify themselves as volunteers, over 70% of the commits to the GNOME releases are made by paid contributors
I was not happy with the talk. I don't think anyone involved with GNOME would say "you're an idiot" or give "vicious response" as feedback. I just don't see such behaviour (I read 30-40 GNOME mailing list though not as many bugs as I used to). Such behaviour (by anyone) is not considered acceptable.
There was some things I agreed with (better feedback on design decisions; watch out for too much control from one company; try and use the resources companies have available; more triagers for Bugzilla; more developers; some bad behaviour on non-GNOME infrastructure), but.. well.. overall I didn't feel like the GNOME as I know it was discussed.
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