FOSS and the Freeloader Factor

It was almost exactly two years ago that Linux bloggers were bemoaning organizational FOSS users’ tendency not to give back to the community, and now — fast forward to 2011 — here we are again, facing the same fact. Spurred once again by a discussion originating in the Eclipse community — the results of the Eclipse Foundation’s 2011 Community Survey, this time around — bloggers have been wrestling not just with the reality of inconsistent enterprise-user contributions to FOSS, but also whether it really matters.

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