How to compensate developers in the Open Source World?
Posted on 2008-09-29
I am part of an organization that is creating an online platform that allows engineers to collectively work together on various technologies. Currently, most engineers work in company Silo's (like Microsoft) and we feel that opening up (using Open Source as a Model) the process to the community will accelerate the industry (which I cannot speak to yet).
Now, I know that most Open Source projects have momentum due to the intrinsic motivation of the developers, but we'd like to supplement that with financial motivation and trying to figure out the compensation structure.
Can I get some feedback on how/where the money is made around Open Source Projects?