Fw: [Semi-OT] Funding for speeding up debian release cycle
> From: "Alvin Oga" <aoga@ns.Linux-Consulting.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 5:24 AM
> On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Shriram Shrikumar wrote:
> > Would it be feasible to hire one or more full time developer to spend
> > all their time ironing out the release critical bugs?
> buggs are fixed daily ...
> let the resumes flow in :-)
> > How much would this developer need to get paid?
> in silly con valley ... a good developer can pull down $150K/yr or more
> and gazillion $$$$ in stock options
> - you get what you pay for ... in terms of quality of coding,
> productive work, qa, bug tracking, doc que ment a tion,
> testing, etc
> "release cycle" can be daily or weekly or monthly ...
> - you can release a CD anytime you like
> and that daily build already exists
> - the "developers tasks" is probably just 10% of the overall
> "release cycle" before it gets "blessed" to go out
> - if you want a stable release ... where there are minimal buggs,
> you already have that ( sarge )
> - and making "more releases" does NOT mean better sw
> ( even silly ms takes 5 years to release a new OS vs
> ( patching their mistakes every 2-3 yrs w/ about 500
> ( developers and we wont even try to count their
> ( qa/documentaion/bug tracking/etc folks ..
> - latest/greatest usually fixes known problems, but always creates
> new ones
> - pick the problems you want fixed and watch for those
> apps and test those apps
> <flame suit on>
> c ya
/* Just a newbie question, but if you hire someone any pay rate to write
software for debian, Wouldnt they want to get paid? i.e. Somebody is going
to have to start charging for something to pay for the develvoper's salary,
and the admin's salary, etc. Just a thought. */
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