re: Job title: Full-time Open Sourcerer VIEW POST

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re: I prefer to be a full-time paid developer, having my open source work as a free hobby. Open source won't pay most people's bills.
 

Open source won't pay most people's bills.

Yes, this is true in a lot of open source situations, but for us, the code is open, the company has a business model that doesn't conflict with that. So we're doing the same approx work either way but anyone full-time with this is contributing everything they're doing to the fresh air of OSS.

Trying to make hobby open source work into full-time work and creating complicated incentive structure would be ill-advised as you're describing, but there are different ways this winds up going down.

 

It's certainly interesting to watch things like Tidelift evolve as potential ways of compensating devs for open source projects.

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