Re: Using money to fund real Debian work
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 10:52:57 +1000, Anthony Towns
> If you want to get paid to work on Debian, then there's a few things
> that are a good idea: demonstrating you're competent and skilled,
> that you're willing to work on areas that other people think are
Oooh. Can we have a statement from the DD's that are part of
dunc-tank which areas they consider important, so those developers
who are financially constrained may drop all work on everything else
and see how to maximize their future earning potential?
> and that you're comfortable doing some of the other things that are
> associated with getting paid in short term contracts
> -- like dealing with taxes, being prepared to find new work if your
> current funding dries up, and being willing to go out of your way to
> cooperate with the people you're getting funds from.
All that is already done for those of us in between jobs.
> Some things are really bad ideas too:
> Another bad thing is to complain about other people getting paid
> when you're not -- different people have different priorities,
Does criticizing dunc-tank also fall in this category?
> if you spend all your time focussing on the people who don't share
> your priorities, you won't have any time to spare for the people who
> think like you -- who are the ones most likely to want to give you
> money for the work you do in the first place.
Err, no. People who control the purse strings are really not
people who think like me -- does that mean either I conform my way of
thinking to that of the people who hold the purse strings, or I'm
less likely to be a happy recipient?
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Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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