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On 8 March 2018 at 11:32, John Muczynski <> wrote:

> There are 933 Owen Thomas in LinkedIn !
> --
> Johnny Muczynski
> 734-262-2045
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 7:20 PM, Owen Thomas <>
> wrote:
>> I've been unemployed since 2008. It seems that the industry is blind to
>> people who want to contribute in a way that does not see them ensconced in
>> a nomadic lifestyle where the contributor must move involuntarily at the
>> whims of employers. I've hence resolved only to contribute time voluntarily
>> when (or indeed if) I find an employer who understands that I can make a
>> contribution without having to consider relocation.
>> If you know anyone who will let me work this way, then let me know.
>> You'll find that I have a LinkedIn profile.
>> On 8 March 2018 at 10:46, Frank Burough <> wrote:
>>> Owen:
>>> 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.
>>> Take care,
>>> Frank Burough
>>> > On Mar 7, 2018, at 6:27 PM, Owen Thomas <>
>>> 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.
>>> >
>>> >   Owen.

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