I am a currently unemployed software engineer myself. I have been in the
industry in various roles for well over 30 years but am not ready to retire.
However, I look at my current time of unemployment as an opportunity to pay
back to the NetBeans community some of what I have gained from it. Until the
recent emails about joining the NetCAT 9.0 effort I had not considered
volunteering for the work. However, after completing this email to you I will
sign up to put my time where my mouth is. I can afford the time now, once I am
employed again I will not be able to.
I don’t mean to be critical of you, just trying to offer a different viewpoint
on being unemployed at the moment.
> On Mar 7, 2018, at 6:27 PM, Owen Thomas <owen.paul.tho...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I quite enjoy NetBeans, and I would like to aver my wishes for it's ongoing
> success. I am looking at contributing to this thread with some hesitation, so
> I'll put my statements forth, and then see what becomes of what I say before
> I venture more.
> Contributing more than "anonymous usage data" is a contentious move for me
> because I am somewhat sore over the fact that I cannot secure a paid job in
> an industry which I have sought contribution since I was 15 (29 years' ago).
> I don't find the proposition encouraging of my offering my time for nothing
> in an industry (a wider context than just NetBeans) too conceited to pay for
> my time as a contributor who would work in a part-time capacity and from a
> place of his own choosing.
> Although I appear to gain from the voluntary contribution of others to this
> extent, I want someone to start paying me for the skills I have honed over
> nearly three decades in such a way as I can make a sustainable contribution.
> I don't want to give my time freely within this industry unless I first
> derive an income with the skills I have.
> Sorry that I cannot contribute any more than usage data.
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