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Comment: Missing the point (Score 1) 488

by nowylie (#48504205) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?
The point of FOSS is not to get something for cheap (or free). It's about the freedoms you have while using the software and the benefits of a diverse range of people contributing to production. Your employer pays you to install and administer the software. Why can't they pay you to make contributions as well? This is how we end up with awesome software that everyone benefits from.

Life would be so much easier if we could just look at the source code. -- Dave Olson

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