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Motivation is what drives people to contribute to communities

Intrinsic motivation[]

Intrinsic motivation is the motivation that comes simply from doing something: the enjoyment of the activity, the pleasure of having it completed, etc.

Intrinsic motivation is generally considered to be the best kind of motivation.

Extrinsic motivation[]

Extrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from an external source, eg. payment, rewards, freebies, etc.

Extrinsic motivation is not as powerful as intrinsic motivation.

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