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Vendor Pays OSS Developers for Enterprise Support 73

Anonymous Coward writes "eWeek is reporting that a company called OpenLogic is paying qualified experts in the open-source community to provide enterprise support for projects they are intimately familiar with. OpenLogic calls its new initiative its Expert Community program."
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Vendor Pays OSS Developers for Enterprise Support

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  • by Slightly Askew ( 638918 ) on Monday May 08, 2006 @03:24PM (#15287558) Journal

    From their website:

    Be a Part of the Expert Community
    OpenLogic is looking for the best and brightest open source developers to join the OpenLogic Expert Community. As a thank you for their time, Open Logic Expert Community members can earn points redeemable for rewards in the OpenLogic Rewards program. Learn more about the OpenLogic Expert Community and the OpenLogic Rewards program.

    In other words, no, you're not going to get paid for helping. You will receive 10 Bazooka Joe comics for each Apache installation, and 5 Chuck E. Cheese tickets per debugged line of code.

  • by not-admin ( 943926 ) <> on Monday May 08, 2006 @03:43PM (#15287714)
    Once Chuck E. Cheese starts stocking computer parts, I'll be debugging like crazy.
  • by bmac83 ( 869058 ) on Monday May 08, 2006 @03:56PM (#15287804) Homepage

    As a progressive, forward-looking individual, I scoff at all you reactionaries espousing your quote-unqoute "efficient markets" and "capitalist systems." What this world really needs is an accelerated advancement toward the economics of the future: barter.

    Just think, I could earn twenty Betty Boop comics for some httpd.conf work and give them to some institution - say, a "bank" - in exchange for a piece of paper granting the bearer twenty Betty Boop comics. Then, we could all happily wear burlap sacks and live in a world of peace and harmony.

    Or, you know, you could just confine yourself to an eternal world of cash-based corporate greed. Your choice.

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