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CommunityCode in Australian are trying to get Open Source work to count as a mutual obligation requirement for unemployment welfare.

People looking for work in Australia are required to do work for a community organization to get welfare. Working on Open Source software may soon count as a valid obligation.

CommunityCode aims to provide an environment that provides both programming and job experience for people who otherwise would not have been involved in Open Source projects.

CommunityCode may result in better Open Source software, as government-payed developers could make a great contribution while enriching their own lives and acquiring valuable skills. Some of them may even end up starting their own corporations, thereby escaping unemployment.

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