Will Remote Working Be Part Of The Post-COVID-19 'New Normal'
Foss Force, April 27th, 2020
April 27, 2020,
Volume 265, Issue 5

With the number of 2019 novel coronavirus cases leaping upwards every day, it's hard to imagine what life will be like after the pandemic

"When it does, I suspect that the rest of society will finally catch up with many of the norms of FOSS developers and advocates. Habits that freelancers have taken for granted for years will become those of business at large.

Remote work, an area where FOSS-oriented people are decades ahead of the average worker, has become widespread during this pandemic. Much like is happening now as workers are being sent home to work, FOSS developers were decentralized, seeking out common interests and joining projects they were interested in, since the early days of open source. Sure, some work does take place in person-to-person meetings, but remote cooperation remains the FOSS norm..."

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