Paying Open Source Developers To Get Features Faster

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2003-12-18 Print this article Print

Your open source program doesn't have a feature you want? You can always pay to have it added.

Daniel Dern points out that just becaue open source software gives you the power to add the feature or functionality that you want, doesnt mean that you have to do it yourself. Open source coders are more than happy to be paid to put your improvements in for you. For the rest of the story, turn to NewsForge.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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