I don't think they pay their developers. They're there as part of a welfare-work-plan.
Probably claim it's charity, and get tax write-offs.
"Hi Randy, what's happening?"
"I, uh... didn't receive my paycheck this week."
"um, you're gonna have to talk to Payroll about that."
"I did and they said..."
"Randy, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into Storage B."