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Should developers get paid for their work? (audio only)

Presented by: "Chris Thompson, Keegan Rankin, Micky Metts, Ben Melancon"

When building platforms on free software we strive to use the Drutopia.org model of the more clients we have paying, the lower the cost or the modifications become free to other Drutopia members.


There is a great challenge around payment for building platforms and working on free software projects. Sometimes a client will pay for development and other times there are unfunded projects that are built for community use by volunteers. What are some good business models that financially support the developers? Is an infrastructure needed to support payment for working on free software projects? Could OpenCollective be a path for sponsoring multiple development projects for teams of developers?


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10 months, 2 weeks ago

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audio · LibrePlanet 2023 audio · FSF · LibrePlanet 2023 · LibrePlanet · lp2023 · libreplanet-conference · charting-the-course


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