More cash for coders: GitHub's Stormy Peters on open source funding

'I'm passionate about making sure that people can have a career in open source software'

John Leonard
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Stormy Peters, GitHub
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Stormy Peters, GitHub

The issue of paying open source developers properly for their work feels like it's really coming to a head.

Certainly it was the subject of some heated debate at OpenUK's State of Open Con in London last week, not least that instigated by open source veteran Bruce Perens, who said the collective failure ...

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