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Re: Using money to fund real Debian work

On Wednesday 11 October 2006 13:18, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Jérôme Marant wrote:
> > > > It's not Dunc Tank's fault if your jealous.
> > >
> > > Hmm, maybe it is because the developer is jealous on/of somebody
> > > being directly or indirectly paid by the project while they are
> > > not?
> >
> > My personal belief is that being jealous is wrong.
> Many people consider feelings/attitude of other people wrong.  That
> doesn't remove their feelings, though.
> > If you, Martin Schulze, were given financial compensation to work full
> > time on key Debian taks, and you'd enjoy it, I'd be very happy for
> > you.
> I would probably reject this.  Depending on the source I would reject
> it at least.

If one wants to devote more of his/her time to the Debian Project then the 
most natural thing is to find/get a job which allows him/her to work on 
Debian as much as s/he can, also allowing him/her to comply with debian's 
rules, procedures, practices, etc. Btw, do you think that people paid by OSDL 
do the wrong thing and their salaries destroy their free software projects ? 
I don't think so. Surely money can destoy or create, but no one asks for 
money for himself here, there is a group of people who wants to bring more of 
the time of another group of people and are willing to donate for that 
purpose... and Debian (resp. SPI) has always accepted donations of money, 
equipment and services AFAIK. Please re-read the reply of Russ Allbery on 
that topic [1] and describe why a given Uni can fund DDs, but DDs shouldn't 
fund other DDs if they want to ...

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/10/msg00074.html

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