[Techtalk] opinions wanted again! why would anyone code for free?

Chris Wilson chris+linuxchix at aptivate.org
Sat Jul 25 08:51:23 UTC 2009

Hi Gayathri,

On Fri, 24 Jul 2009, Gayathri Swaminathan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:48 PM, Carla Schroder <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:
>> Why should anyone code for free? Especially when they're seasoned
>> professionals, and not noobs looking for experience?
> The reason this professional organization cites for writing code for 
> free was to enhance it's user's experience allowing their virtualized 
> Linux guests run faster under their virtual platform. AKK covered this 
> thought btw in the first part of her response.

Well, that's what they claim. The real reason was that they had violated 
the copyright on a driver and would be forced to release the code as GPL 
anyway. Another legitimate reason for writing open source code - to take 
advantage of someone else's :)

Cheers, Chris.
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