[kde-community] Does KDE attempt to attract experienced contributors?

Eike Hein hein at kde.org
Fri May 13 10:00:03 UTC 2016



On 05/13/2016 06:50 PM, Laszlo Papp wrote:
> I do not mean to drag KDE experts away, but it seems that freelancing
> platforms have become more and more common. Also, many hobby software
> projects have undergone some business path. These generally include lots
> of FOSS project opportunities these days in my observation, so yeah, the
> question is this really: why would you choose working for free rather
> doing something similarly interesting for money and probably also with
> other experienced engineers?

The answer to this has been the same from the very start: Because you
think free software matters.

The way to increase the number of people who do is to explain and
demonstrate why and that it does. We do that by making stuff and
communicating about it, as well as commenting on the world around
us.

To keep reflecting on this - the very core of what kde.org and similar
organizations are about - is a Very Good Thing, but of course it's not
a new question or answer.

So it's more about doing it effectively and efficiently :-)


Cheers,
Eike



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