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raddevus21-Aug-23 9:45
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jschell22-Aug-23 7:31
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raddevus22-Aug-23 7:51
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jschell wrote:
What if instead they hired you as a 'guru' to support all of their product lines because you were the author. And paid you significantly more than you were making as a developer.


That is a very good point and is one of the dreams of OSS devs, but I'm just not sure how much it really happens.
I think that it doesn't happen as often as we hope because I think BigCorps are often using things without wanting anyone to really know -- as a way of limiting litigation.
I also think that statistically it doesn't happen much because there are vast numbers of OSS components but rarely do I hear of this.

But, hopefully I'm wrong and it does happen more often than I think.
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