Who Creates Open Source?

A consistent question regarding open source is, “Who writes open source software?” A second, often-unasked question is, “Why would anyone work on open source?” Many people don't understand why someone would program without financial compensation, because they view programming as unfulfilling drudgery. Alternatively, many people believe that open source developers must be students or unemployed, with an assumption that they work on open source in place of a real job.

A key question is, “Who creates open source and why do they do it?”

Who creates open source software and how they support their work on open source is, however, key for pragmatic users. IT organizations need to use software that will be available and supported ...

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