People participate in peer production communities (for free - JG) for a wide range of intrinsic and self-interested reasons. Fo example, when we asked Linus Torvalds (creator of Linux - JG) why programmers devote parts of their lives to building Linux without any direct monetary compensation, he replied: "If you were a software engineer you wouldn't even ask that question. For an engineer, when you solve some technical problem, the hairs just stand up on the back of your neck, it's so exhiliarting. That feeling is what drives me. Basically,people who participate in peer production communities love it. They feel passionate about their particular area of expertise and revel in creating something new or better.

— why people work for free in peer production, Linux quote  

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