How is FreeSoftware written, maintained and supported? Why are developers working on the project?
- Developers are interested in helping users of their project, because this is how they and their project gain a ‘’reputation’’.
- Other users of the the same project are interested in helping each other, because a healthy community also benefits ‘’them’’.
- People with the necessary know-how are interested in maintaining the software ‘’infrastructure’’ of the sites they care about.
- Developers are interested in selling ‘’services’’ for a fee.