Am 10.06.2013 18:15, schrieb Florian Effenberger:
> Dear community,
> in its last private meeting, the board of directors has made a
> decision I would like to share with you today.
> We decided to offer Christian Lohmaier a work contract, for a limited
> period of one year, part-time with 20 hours per week, specifically for
> web development. This involves developing, enhancing and bug fixing
> our web applications, like our CMS system, and like the new download
> page.
> Given TDF runs more and more applications that are critical, and has
> very special requirements e.g. in terms of localization and
> scaleability, which are not always met by the upstream products we
> run, several community members have proposed paying someone with
> development skills - especially in PHP, Python, Perl, C, C++, Java -
> to implement those requests.
> After careful research, the board has come to the decision that hiring
> Christian Lohmaier on a part-time, time-limited basis specifically for
> these development tasks is the most economical solution, and will
> provide huge benefits to the wider community. Code produced will,
> wherever possible, be also filed upstream, to the benefit of the open
> source products we use.
> Christian has been around for many years, contributing a lot
> especially to our web applications, and the board is looking forward
> to have a fixed amount of his time in the future.
> The total costs for TDF, including dues employer, translate to
> approximately 25.000 € per year.
> After the contract has been drafted now and sent to the board in
> private, I hereby ask the board to
>     1. vote on hiring Christian Lohmaier, for a limited period of one
> year, part-time with 20 hours per week, specifically for web
> development, at costs not exceeding 25.000 € per year,
>     2. authorize Thorsten Behrens and me to sign the work contract on
> behalf of TDF
> Looking forward to working with Christian!
+1 from my side. I'm looking forward to some Python website hacking ;-)

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