The Open Source Software Developer Career and Its Benefits
Conference Day - 21. Mai
VKSI - Invited Talks
Open source software development is changing the labor market for software developers. Benefits of participation in open source projects can be increased salaries and improved job security. Three forms of competitive advantage have emerged: verifiable technical skills, peer-certified competencies and positional power. These competitive advantages strengthen a developer's negotiation power towards a prospective employer. Software developers, hiring managers, and personnel departments of companies relying on open source in their software development need to understand this new reality to effectively hire developers and work with associated open source projects.