Well, let me see.....  I would consider giving the summer to working on Zope
Documentation in Exchange for Zope School.  That's right, I'm as much a
newbie to Zope as that egg they are breaking in the Perl2Zope thread.  But I
live 20 minutes from Zope Headquarters.....Fredericksburg, eh?  I like
working long hours and am probably going to be available through mid
august/september.
The downside is that I am "really new" to zope and python. The upside is
that I'm into it.... It would be a good backgrounder for that book I've
always wanted to write about something...




----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Withers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Jason Cunliffe" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2000 4:47 PM
Subject: [Zope] Re: [ZDP] Re: [Zope] The agony of the ZOPE Documentation


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
as:

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 :-)

> ZDPLINE.COM ??

$ 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... ;-)

cheers,

Chris


>
> 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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