On 20.08.2005 17:56:41 Manuel Mall wrote: > On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 11:33 pm, Jeremias Maerki wrote: > <snip/> > > BTW, I'm very positively surprised and extremely pleased about your > > contributions so far. Is your boss supporting you or have you simply > > become addicted to FOP? :-) Just curious. > Jeremias, > > Thank you for your kind words. If you mean 'boss' in the domestic sense > the answer is no - she certainly doesn't like me doing any more work on > computers than I am doing any way.
It seems to be the same everywhere. :-) > If you mean 'boss' in the business > sense then there is a big problem: I am my own boss and any time I > spent on fop I am not earning money to feed the bunch at home. I feel you. I'm in the same position since January, but I'm really glad to be supported by a company for working on FOP. Still, lots of time goes into FOP just as voluntary work. > But > seriously - I have been lurking on the fop-dev list for many years and > even provided some minor patches back in the days when 0.20.4 and > 0.20.5 where hot property. This all started when I introduced and used > fop in a high volume document centric server application for a > customer. As a result of that success I always wanted to contribute > back something to an open source project whose 'fruits of labour' I was > using commercially. However, fop didn't appear to be going anywhere for > a long time (apart from some at times not so friendly discussions on > this list). Finally, you wrote on this list that fop 1.0 may be nearing > a first pre-beta release. That's when I got encouraged to look at it in > more detail again and then decided to help with the push to get it 'out > of the door'. I think I can safely say that we're all very happy you took that decision! I hope others will follow your example. > Does that satisfy your curiosity? Absolutely! Thanks, that was very interesting! Jeremias Maerki