Jason Cunliffe wrote:
> > I reckon there's about 25 man weeks of work to do based on 5 people
> > spending:
> > -1 week to build the tools
> > -1 week to plan the structure of the documentation
> > -3 weeks to get ALL the Zope documentation linked in one place (which is
> > what zdp is supposed to be...)
> >
> > So, has anyone got the cash? ;-)
> Well I have asked a few times before, before but never a reply.. so I will
> ask again:
> How much would it cost? (U$?)

Based on the above figures, and assuming 500/day/person, it comes out

62,500 (roughly $100,000)

> Perhaps you have no time but some money..

Personally, I have neither ;-)

> resources to go round. And money might really help out here...

I agree, I would love to do it, and I'm sure my employer wouldn't mind
if someone else was footing the bill ;-)

> It seems like rather a catch-22 [or is that a zope-22] :  until the docs are
> in better shape, it is so much harder for more people to contribute usefully
> because it is so easy to get lost again..

I agree :-)


$ whois zdpline.com

Whois Server Version 1.1

Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

No match for "ZDPLINE.COM".

Well, the name is there... ;-)



> Perhaps someone with better dtml skills than I can make a little mini
> priceline.com app for zdp..
> Everyone/Anyone wishing to contribute something towards documentation logs
> on and enters the amount:
> instant tally shows total potential sponsorship with column for
> person-hours/days at rate. Instead of a well intentioned message thread
> which will be rapidly drownded in a sea of DTML minutuae, we can have
> visible target + 'potential' zdp attractor
> When we hit a 'u$eful 'threshold - $ponsors kick in with their actual
> contrib. and zdp advances.
> Perhaps you have a better crazier idea..I hope so:-)
> Meanwhile, some fascinating and surreal reading:
> Interview with Jay Walker
> http://www.strategy-business.com/thoughtleaders/00209/page1.html
> my $0.25
> - Jason

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