in reply to Free Software Development, Money, and the Hacking Experience

Would you also agree that money is a poor motivator for producing good code?

I've always marvelled at the prospect of paying your programmers an hourly rate. Especially when your superiors don't understand the technical in's and out's of what exactly it is you're doing. . .

The minute money ceases to become an object (read: salary wages, open source development, coding for personal pleasure) the craft is almost elevated to an art form, and everything has it's purpose.