> On Saturday, February 25, 2017 08:23:00 PM Freenet wrote:
>> What is stopping the funding from DuckDuckGo (received over a year ago)
>> from being disbursed?
> Finding someone qualified to hire.

We know what we want done (finally), we should be starting to open up
applications for potential employees. The person with hiring authority
should realize this is a priority especially if it allows our volunteers
to get some of their tasks done by a paid worker.

> While it is indeed frustrating to see no progress here, I would please remind 
> you that all of us are volunteers currently which means we have very limited 
> time - and that time is fully consumed by the fact that we have to:
> - migrate the website
> - migrate the 3 wikis
> - migrate the bugtracker (I'm at it)
> - migrate the mailing lists and mail
> - do a Freenet release since there has not been one for half a year and we 
> must do one soon due to the SSL certificate expiring
> All of those are complex tasks, and thus it would be very unwise to now start 
> the even more complex task of hiring someone AND reviewing their code for 
> whether the quality is sufficient / they aren't ripping us of.
> Thus I would propose we wait until the server migration is finished before we 
> deal with the hiring.

We have a nice amount of resources that can be used to help with all the
tasks above, the fact we are currently relying on volunteers to figure
out who to hire is unacceptable. While input from the community for what
goals are deemed important was nice. At the end of the day, the Freenet
Project has a list of board members who should be deciding who the next
employees are. This amount of administrative negligence is unacceptable
of any project.

Volunteers cannot be trusted to commit to a project forever, looking at
the state of our disarray, we might benefit more from hiring a project

> Sorry but it would be absolutely impossible to find someone trustworthy 
> enough 
> to hand them over $27500 right away in that timespan.

I thought the months of debate resulted in we are paying for piece work,
where payment is made upon successful pull request.

$25,000 would not be given out, nor would it be all at once.
The other $2,500 was random donations which have been put towards the
site redesign. Something that is almost complete.

The migration of the wikis has been going on for years. The migration of
the bugtracker and mailing list just started, maybe we should put those
projects on hold. Starting new volunteer projects that may never end
should be second to spending our resources on paid work. Something we
can have a timeline to expect results. Something that will force the
project to grow and potentially bring in more donations or developers.
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