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Why should you donate code to an Open Source Project

Posted by jive on January 29, 2007 at 5:07 PM PST

I have had to field this question a couple times in the last week; most recently from a old GeoTools buddy by the name of Cameron. Apparently I am working on Open Location Services and he knows a buddy who is working on the same thing.

How would you answer a question like that? We all know the default answers, they form mantras for the open source movement. Things like many eyeballs just don