On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:02:09PM +0000, Nathan Rixham wrote: > Manuel Lemos wrote: > > Hello, > > > > on 02/15/2010 11:37 AM Nathan Rixham said the following: > >> I need to find a skilled PHP dev, UK based, with long term availability, > >> in the short term to join me on a project and ultimately be prepared to > >> take over the project and "own" it. Remote contract work w/ occasional > >> meetings on site. > > > > You may want to try searching PHP professionals with the specific skills > > you need here: > > > > http://www.phpclasses.org/professionals/country/uk/ > > > > Or you may want to try to post a job here: > > > > http://www.phpclasses.org/jobs/ > > > > Manuel, > > I'm sure there are some very talented people on your site (and in the > community) - one slight problem though, I won't use you're website under > any circumstance (been there, done that). > > You make every interaction with your site a horrible, painful > interaction that is purely there to get as many adverts as you can in > front of people, so that you can bleed every cent possible from the hard > work and effort of PHP developers and innocent users. In short, you take > advantage of your users, members and the PHP community - I've never seen > such a bold and ongoing attempt to profit on the hard work and good will > of PHP developers, ever, period.
I've given Manuel a hard time in the past about his site design. But we'll see what his new design is, when it shows up. As for Manuel profiting from the whole thing, I don't see another busines model working. Source Forge has a similar business model. And nearly every other Linux publication "profits" from the work of FOSS developers. The only other popular business model on the FOSS world is a support-based model, which works for companies with a single product or a small stable of products. It wouldn't work for phpclasses.org. Having to register to download classes from phpclasses.org is a nuisance. Manuel says this is up to the individual developer. This may be technically true, but Manuel *offers* this as an option. Contrast Source Forge, which performs a similar function but does not require any registration to download anything. I imagine that the registration allows Manuel to tightly monitor site usage in a variety of ways. But I don't know of another, better, resource for PHP code written by random developers anywhere. I'm willing to give his site a plug when someone can't find a class they need. If I had worthy classes, I'd upload them there myself. I can't really blame Manuel for promoting the site. It's his job. As for the jobs and other aspects of the site, I can't say. I don't use them. Paul -- Paul M. Foster -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php