Subject: Open source vs. Closed Source salaries?
From: Chris Rasch <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 06:19:23 -0700

Does anyone know what the median salary is for a full time programmer at
the Free Software Foundation?  How many full-time programmers does the
FSF employ?  Part time?

How do the salaries of open source software developers compare to the
salaries of closed source developers?

According to this Datamation survey, as of June, 2000 the average open
source developer earns 80,850/year and contracts out at  $74.00/hour:

Does the Datamation survey jibe with your experience?