TECTONIC: Free software developers do it to learn new skills might seem off-topic for a blog on FLOSS and Asia. It comes from Africa. But the researcher, Rishab Aiyer-Ghosh, is of Indian origins, and has been doing some interesting work.
A quote from my e-friend and editor Alastair Otter, which explains things in context:
“Ghosh, FLOSS programme leader at the Maastricht Economic Research Institute Innovation and Technology, said that in a recent survey of 3000 free software developers it was found that 80% of them said they participated in FOSS projects because they wanted to learn and develop new skills. 70% of them cited wanting to share knowledge and information as a reason to participate in developing free software.”