I was a Pinoy Open Source Developer, years ago. Now, I’m trying to get back, to contribute to the open source tools I use for work.
Where are the Pinoy Open Source Developers? A few years ago this was a topic at PLUG. The discussion back then was that Pinoys are too busy working. If they have free time, they would rather get a sideline for extra income. (I already brought this up earlier: what’s next in Pinoy tech.)
Now that there are jobs that pay you to work with open source (common with Linux system administration), is getting paid to work on the code itself far behind? There is at least one local company where people paid to hack on open source code, but this is just maintenance work as far as I can see.
Is there a Filipino company that will dare build a product as open source? Or less dramatic: build a components product out of open source components?