Rates for Professional Services (Effective January, 2013)
Open Source Work (US $70/hour)
NOTE: When sponsoring an open source project, you are basically trading lack of market advantage for greatly reduced development costs. Other companies/organizations can theoretically leverage the modifications you pay for, but you only have to pay for the development of the features/fixes you need, not for the development of a whole product. If your organization desires a time-to-market advantage for a specific feature, then this can be accomplished through "off-project development" (see below.) This page has a more thorough explanation of the open source sponsorship model and how it differs from the proprietary development model.
Proprietary Work (US $85/hour)
Priority and Overtime Work (Base Rate * 1.5)
Priority and overtime work requires written agreement by both parties and is subject to availability.
Organizations who retain 200 hours or more of services (which can include the equivalent of 200+ hours of general sponsorship, 200+ hours of project-specific work, or a combination of both) receive a $10/hour discount on both the open source and proprietary base rates. This discount applies both to the hours retained and to any other work performed within 1 year of the initial retainer. The discount is not retroactive-- the work must be guaranteed in advance.
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