On 23 September 2010 21:55, Alexia Death <alexiade...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Jay Smith <j...@jaysmith.com> wrote:
>> I suspect that a paid Foundation position might annoy some developers who
>> been busting their tails for years, for free.
> Not really. We do it for fun and all have jobs that cover our asses.
> One of the things that has been discussed is that GIMP could really
> use a paid developer for example. Someone who is paid to work full
> time to just work on GIMP. There wasn't any opposition to the idea,
> just nobody had time or will to push it into reality. I guess one of
> the blockers is the question of what entity should do the hiring.
> Witch brings us right back at the lack of a dedicated paper pusher.
You could probably use the GNOME foundation as the hiring entity and
for the other formal stuff. But yes, someone needs to do the initial
work, and follow up. Paper-pushing and cat herding indeed. Why do we
have so few people interested in that in FOSS? The goals are noble
Regards Jon Nordby - www.jonnor.com
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