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


Paul M. Foster

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