Why contribute? “I did it for teh lulz” R. Stallman
Most of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) developers are not paid to contribute, so why do they work anyway? In this talk, we’ll investigate the motivations of individual contributors. We’ll put them in perspective with recent studies on motivations and communities of practice. In particular, we’ll see that distinguishing internal vs external incentives is a key to understand why FOSS communities are able to attract and keep contributors around the production of a software…
Presented at http://fossa.inria.fr/fr/program/community
Dec 6, 2012
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