Published at LXer:
We all benefit from Open Source and/or Free Software. Everyone. Even if you're reading this blog from Internet Explorer on a Windows XP box, you benefit in some way from Open Source. There's probably at least one open source program that you use on a regular basis on your system, and if not then somewhere down the line your ISP, your coworker, or some other point in the process is relying on open source. While many would argue that fame is more important than money to open source volunteers, I've yet to meet one that didn't like money as well as fame. The goal of Project of the Month is to provide a little of each to open source developers, whether they're already getting revenue from their work or not.