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Money isn’t new to open source. Capitalist pigs have always been quite at home amidst the unwashed developer masses, spinning up companies to capitalise on the success of JBoss, MySQL, and more. What’s different today is the lengths to which corporate interests go to feign “community". In the early days of open source, for …

  1. David Black

    Sadly the management and operation of many foundations is highly questionable too. There are a few with highly motivated and driven individuals who are awesome but many are populated with the dross from the product management and marketing departments formerly of the large "contributing" vendors, consuming large salaries with little justification. They then drift from one foundation to the next, spreading their little knowledge very thin for great reward.

    Maybe there should be a code contribution threshold for being on the foundation gravy train payroll.

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