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The online learning platform is now trying to fill this gap by offering technological as well as financial support to the open source developers, who contribute codes to various projects for free.   
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 One of the main reasons for developers not getting lured in for contributing to open source technology is the fact that they do not get paid for their contributions. In an attempt to change the scenario, Khan Academy, the online learning platform, is now giving away $125 each week to developers through Gittip.

Open source technology has proved to be highly advantageous particularly for the start-ups and for the Internet at large. The most important benefit of open source technology is that it facilitates making of apps and services that would require months and years of coding, without much extra work. But one issue that comes with open source technology is that it doesn't pay.

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Khan Academy, which has been active in contributing to the community and has released its code via GitHub, is now trying to fill this gap by offering technological as well as financial support to the open source developers, who contribute codes to various projects for free.

For this, the Khan Academy has decided that each member of its 23-member development team will donate $5 per week. They can also decide, which developer will get the money. With this contribution, the team will be able to allocate $125 per week for open source developers.

Informing about the development, jQuery creator and Khan Academy developer John Resig wrote on his blog, “This seemed like the ideal scenario: Developers gets full control of how their money should be allocated, and Khan Academy gets the benefit of their financial contributions coming from a unified source.” The contributions will be made by Gittip as it is “capable of freeing Open Source developers by allowing people to give them money on a week-by-week basis. This is intriguing as the money that comes in will come slowly – people will be less likely to give and they’ll likely give smaller amounts – but it’ll also be relatively stable (once someone is giving there will be not much reason to decrease that amount or stop giving).”

There are now “up to 26 Khan Academy devs giving $89/week to 17 Open Source devs on Gittip. Another $40.25/week is being held until some additional Open Source devs join Gittip.”



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