Sven Neumann wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 08:18 +0100, Martin Nordholts wrote:
> 
>> Personally I would be _encouraged_ to further contribute to GIMP if GIMP 
>> had someone working full time. Having someone working full time on GIMP 
>> would mean that the development speed of GIMP would significantly 
>> increase, and it will be more fun to contribute to a project that is 
>> moving fast than it is to contribute to a project moving slowly, like 
>> GIMP is.
> 
> Having someone work on GIMP full-time is something entirely different
> than paying for features. It has my full support. But I am afraid that
> it will be extremely difficult to find someone capable and willing to do
> this job. And it will be extremely difficult to find a company who is
> willing to hire a developer and to let him/her work on GIMP full time.
> 
> 
> Sven


How about working full time for a short period.

Could it be integrated with this years google summer of code. if you don't gets 
as many places as you would like, then the community sponsor an extra place. Or 
if a student completes their task, but the is still room for extension, then 
the community sponsors keeping them on for another n months.

sam
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