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Do Volunteer Programmers Produce Better Code?

October 13, 2011 No Comments

Those of us who love Linux and other free and open source software are already well-acquainted with the many benefits of FOSS: flexibility, security, customizability and freedom from vendor lock-in, to name just a few.

Quality, of course, is another big one, at least in part because there are typically so many people around the globe constantly improving the code.

There may also be another reason behind that superior quality, however. Specifically, it was recently suggested that volunteer programmers actually write better code than paid ones do.

Click here to read more of this blog post by Katherine Noyes

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