I just read an article that indicated that OpenSource developers make between 30 and 40 percent more money than non-OpenSource developers
. I myself am a huge fan of OpenSource, given that it is part of my world as a Java developer. Besides, you can find some pretty darn slick OpenSource software out there from Linux for OS to Struts2
, and Spring
for Web development, to the Geronimo
app server and the Apache Web server
. So much cool stuff for "free"
! UP YOURS, MICROSOFT!
That is, if you even get paid for your open source development (I wonder if the statistics take that into account?).
I think they were talking about developers writing programs using open-source frameworks, rather than developing the actual open-source frameworks themselves.
Ah, upon closer reading - you're right. I just always associate "open-source developers" with people actually writing open source.
OTOH, doesn't this make people using Microsoft's .NET open-source developers, too (http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/10/03/releasing-the-source-code-for-the-net-framework-libraries.aspx)?
active link for above.
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