Re: Draft announce of Debian 6 LTS, please review quickly
Am Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:46:08 +0200
schrieb Raphael Hertzog <email@example.com>:
> I see that Jens updated the wiki page to list people paid to work on
> LTS vs volunteers. I believe this is a bad way to separate the
> volunteers. Nowhere else do we segregate volunteers on the basis of
> whether they are paid or not. That said it's effectively a good idea
> to list there the people who are available for hire so that companies
> willing to support financially know who they can contact.
"Nowhere else do we segregate volunteers on the basis of whether they
are paid or not."
Do you mean people or developer instead of volunteers? Volunteers don't
Since I made 2 columns everybody was able to mark volunteer and paid.
By the way now it seems to me that all people work unpaid additionally.
I like the idea to have a list how people can get hired. But what is so
bad about marking out in the wiki, that people work unpaid only? You
write nowhere else do we segregate, but that is no argument. I don't
understand the negative aspect, please explain it to me.
> So I enhanced it further:
> > I am also in the camp that thinks singling out Freexian as the
> > support entity in this announcement is immoral.
> I respect your feelings but I believe that you're using quite strong
> wordings to call this immoral. We tried to word it in a way to make it
> clear that Freexian was not in a special position of favor from Debian
> except for the fact that it's the only company who has setup such a
> scheme to support the Debian LTS effort.
> On Sat, 14 Jun 2014, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 9:05 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > > Why not put up a wiki page that can get continuously updated, and
> > > actually show which companies have in fact contributed?
> > Better yet, why not state "This LTS update brought to you by company
> > X, company Y, and company Z" in every relevant lts-announce message?
> > That gives those companies a little publicity boost for every
> > monetary contribution, which may be something some are looking for.
> This is certainly doable for updates contributed by volunteers paid
> by a single company, it's a bit more problematic in the case of
> people paid by Freexian. But it could be done.
> All your ideas are good but they would be far less effective than
> having a clear message in the announce. So IMO they are a good
> complement to the announce.