lecture: There is no such thing as a free lunch
There is no such thing as a free lunch
On being an open source citizen
Have you ever wondered?
τ Why do people write software for nothing?
τ How do those volunteers earn a living?
τ How do those companies pay wages?
τ How much did it cost to put this event on?
τ Is there really such as thing as a free beer let alone free software?
τ Is there any obligation on me as a user of open source software to contribute?
τ How can I contribute to open source if I am not a developer?
This talk will explore the open source business model and the motivations of individuals, organisations and businesses that contribute to open source projects. It will hopefully prompt a discussion on what might be reasonably expected of users of open source software.
Start time: 11:30
Room: Plenary Chamber
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