This week's book giveaway is in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning forum.
We're giving away four copies of Transfer Learning for Natural Language Processing (MEAP) and have Paul Azunre on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of Transfer Learning for Natural Language Processing (MEAP) this week in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Tim Cooke
  • Paul Clapham
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bear Bibeault
Sheriffs:
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Knute Snortum
  • Liutauras Vilda
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
Bartenders:
  • salvin francis
  • Carey Brown
  • Frits Walraven

get paid for contributing in open source projects

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 510
Google Web Toolkit Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi guys,

I started recently to have real enthusiasm to contribute & work on open source projects .
there are many popular and successful java open source projects like :
-Apache
-Eclipse
-NetBeans
-Lucene..and many of such famous java open source project.

my questions for people with previous experience in OS projects:
-is contributing in these projects only a volunteer work ?
-is it possible at all to get paid for your valuable contribution in some of these open projects ?
-In General ,how can someone make profit while writing open source projects?

I'm a supporter of freedom and sharing; but still i need to earn my life and don't want to die from hunger :-)

thanks
 
Sheriff
Posts: 6037
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Most open source contributors are volunteers.

Some companies pay some employees to work nearly exclusively on open source projects.

Some companies ask employees to do volunteer work as part of their work week, and open source is one way to do that.

Contribution to open source projects can provide community recognition which can help with a career.

Eric S. Raymond's writings (http://www.catb.org/esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/) cover open source economic models (see The Magic Cauldron).

--Mark
 
Yahya Elyasse
Ranch Hand
Posts: 510
Google Web Toolkit Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
thanks for the replies so far
I Indeed started to read the magic cauldron before posting this question. this book has many answers to this issue...

thanks all.
 
You got style baby! More than this tiny ad:
the value of filler advertising in 2020
https://coderanch.com/t/730886/filler-advertising
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic