[lug] Anybody know what this month's talk is about?

Jeffrey Haemer jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com
Tue May 6 19:00:20 MDT 2008


One of the things about the open source community that continues to baffle
those non-open source people is, "why do you do it?" Open source developers
work on open source software for a number of reasons from scratching an itch
to gaining a reputation to building a resume to contributing to a good
cause.  The interesting problem comes when money enters into the equation.
Research shows that when someone works on something for free (for internal
rewards) if you start paying them you replace those internal rewards. Then
if you stop paying them, they will stop working on it.  Does that hold true
for open source software?  Are commercial companies killing open source by
paying people to work on it?

My bio:

Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters is Director of Community and Partner Programs at OpenLogic.
She joined OpenLogic from Hewlett-Packard (HP) where she founded and managed
the Open Source Program Office. As an early adopter of open source, Stormy
was responsible for HP's open source strategy, policy and business
practices. She was also a founding member of HP's Linux Division.

Stormy is a frequent keynote speaker on business aspects of open source
software at major conferences such as the Open Source Business Conference
and the O'Reilly conferences. She has addressed the United Nations, European
Union and various U.S. state governments on open source software.

*Stormy Peters*  |  Director of Community and Partner Programs
stormy.peters at openlogic.com

720 240 4517  |  phone
720 240 4556  |  fax
1 888 OpenLogic  |  toll free

OpenLogic, Inc.


Jeffrey Haemer <jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com>
720-837-8908 [cell]
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