Practically 4 fifths of builders (79%) consider that contributing to open supply tasks has helped additional their careers, however 78% nonetheless say that firms ought to pay them for the time spent on contributions.
That is in line with a brand new survey from the CNCF and TAG Contributor Technique (TAG CS), which is a gaggle throughout the CNCF that helps the group’s tasks construct and keep sustainable contributor methods.
The highest profession advantages from engaged on open-source tasks included studying from collaboration with others and advancing technical abilities.
As well as, sixty-five % of respondents say they work on bug fixes, 62% write documentation, and 55% work on writing new options, that are all transferable abilities in software program growth.
Fifty-nine % of respondents to the survey contribute to tasks on work time and 25% contribute full time.
The survey additionally discovered that over half (53%) have been “common, frequent, or high-volume” contributors and a 3rd have been maintainers.
Nearly all of respondents (59%) mentioned they plan to extend their contributions to CNCF tasks within the subsequent 12 months. Twenty-eight % of respondents will hold their contributions on the similar quantity and fewer than 5 % mentioned they’ll contribute much less.