The question of open source participation was brought up in a recent Forbes article, which asked: "Is Open Source Participation Worthwhile?". As any developer knows, every platform has its own issues. In the case of open source, issues arise around ownership and licensing. It can be hard to track where the source code originated, and developers don’t always get the credit they deserve. In another article featured in the Linux Journal, the author declares that net giants are dependent on open source but fail to give credit for the work that developers do.