Practically 4 fifths of builders (79%) consider that contributing to open supply initiatives has helped additional their careers, however 78% nonetheless say that firms ought to pay them for the time spent on contributions.
That is based on a brand new survey from the CNCF and TAG Contributor Technique (TAG CS), which is a bunch throughout the CNCF that helps the group’s initiatives construct and keep sustainable contributor methods.
The highest profession advantages from engaged on open-source initiatives included studying from collaboration with others and advancing technical expertise.
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 expertise in software program growth.
Fifty-nine % of respondents to the survey contribute to initiatives 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.
The vast majority of respondents (59%) mentioned they plan to extend their contributions to CNCF initiatives within the subsequent 12 months. Twenty-eight % of respondents will preserve their contributions on the similar quantity and fewer than 5 % mentioned they’ll contribute much less.