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Would you do it again for free was about the question: if you take developers that are working on open source software for free and you pay them, if you stop paying them, will they still work on open ...

Would you do it again for free was about the question: if you take developers that are working on open source software for free and you pay them, if you stop paying them, will they still work on open source software? This was the topic of my keynote at GUADEC, LinuxConf Australia, and SCALE - the talk evolved over time. The transcript or video is necessary to understand it.

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    Would you do it again for free? Would you do it again for free? Presentation Transcript

    • Would you do it again for free? Stormy Peters OpenLogic
    • Playing: Fun or Good?
    • Nuclear Waste: 50% photo by niznoz
    • Nuclear Waste: 25% photo by niznoz
    • NYC Schools
    • Israeli Daycare Parents
    • Make them pay
    • Late Forever
    • Would you do it again for free?
    • Success
    • Dream Jobs
    • Will they quit?
    • 40% are paid contributors Why Hackers Do What They Do: Understanding Motivation and Effort in Free/Open S
    • You would, but would they?
    • Company change project?
    • What motivates developers?
    • Why?
    • Extrinsic Photo by zizzybaloobah
    • TOP motivators are internal Does Pay Motivate Volunteers? Why Hackers Do What They Do Norms, Rewards, and Their Effect on the Motivation of Motivation Crowding Theory
    • Intrinsic Motivations
    • Interesting
    • Learn = 20% raise
    • Creative Photo by mdezemery
    • Need Photo by Brent and MariLynn
    • Skills
    • Clever
    • Fame
    • Do the Right Thing
    • 1/3 feel software should be open Why Hackers Do What They Do: Understanding Motivation and Effort in Free/Open S
    • Developer Motivations
    • Payment
    • Is payment normal? Photo by bunchofpants
    • Performance or Completeness
    • Employment
    • In Kind
    • Bounties
    • Grants Photo by docoleg
    • Real world?
    • Have projects failed?
    • Inequality Photo by Amodiovalerio Verde
    • Where do people go? Photo by B Tal
    • by Rails Ru OSSDiscovery
    • Would it really be the same?
    • Hunter Gatherers Photo by CharlesFred
    • Agriculture
    • Left brain jobs
    • Creators
    • Design Photo by sunsurfr
    • Dream Jobs
    • Company Methods
    • Dictate
    • create company way create my way
    • Frustrated?
    • Creators
    • Help corporations do the right thing
    • Show them
    • The Open Source Census http://www.osscensus.org