Opinions on Funding Open Source Projects
Here are some other opinions on whether Microsoft should do more to support the .NET open source community (the list also includes some related discussions):
- Should Microsoft Financially Support Open Source Projects? by Joe Brinkman
- Should Microsoft Financially Support Open Source Projects? by Phil Haack
- Will Microsoft Subsume Open Source? by Wyaatt Barnett
- Open Source Projects As A Form Of Community Service Don catalogs some of the related opinions:
- Phil Haack talks about his ideas behind helping/saving the open source community and laid down a challenge.
- Eric Wise mentions that he will not work on another FOSS project.
- Scott Hanselman laments that Microsoft hasn't put together an Ineta like organization to handle giving grants to open source projects, and also shows how easy it is to submit a patch/fix to a project.
- Peter Provost worries that bringing money into the equation may spoil the cool part of community developed software, and that leadership is the key to good open source projects.
- Derek Denny-Brown says that "Microsoft needs to understand that Community is more than just lots of vendors creating commercial components, or MVPs answering questions on newsgroups".
- NDoc dead, Community Contributions by tomas restrepo
- Open Source, the Microsoft Community and Funding by John Lam
- Open Specification Promise by Jason Matusow
- Is your project fiscally sound? by Joe Brinkman
- eWEEK Labs Bakeoff: Open Source Versus .Net Stacks
- NDoc 2 is Officially Dead by Charles Chen
- More Tool Stagnation to Come? by Daniel Read
Let me know if I have missed any good articles.
My past articles on this subject can be viewed here.