Josh Lindenmuth, CIO of payroll services company Payce, Inc., identifies this breed of open source developer by their mantra: I just want to code. "These developers don't want to socialize, attend meetings, or discuss business requirements," he says -- a degree of focus that's a double-edged sword, since extreme productivity is then coupled with a certain remove from the real-world environment that they're building the code for. "To be fair," he says, "this isn't specific to open source, but I've seen a greater percentage of these hard-core developers in the open source world than in corporate environments." Perhaps it's the ability to find projects and then just start writing code for them that attracts this type to open source in the first place.
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