Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

+ - Is doing open source work,etc doing charity work?

Submitted by Rovastar
Rovastar (822365) writes "Recently a friend/work colleague was doing some charity work and asked if I did any. Now I sometime do charity work but rarely but I do give up my free time to work on online tech forums, open source or free projects, etc and I suppose since it was asked I do consider this work a social cause even if I do enjoy it and get something out of it myself.

Is it egotistical to claim this is charity? Helping others less well off (knowledge wise) then myself by giving tech support...

Do you consider this charity helping out in this tech way from open source or tech forums to wikipedia or openstreetmap updates and would you ever describe it as such?"
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Is doing open source work,etc doing charity work?

Comments Filter:

Documentation is the castor oil of programming. Managers know it must be good because the programmers hate it so much.

Working...