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Re: Position Statement to the Dunc-Tanc "experiment"

Marc Haber <mh+debian-project@zugschlus.de> writes:

> I, personally, do not, however, find that amount unreasonable for a
> one-month engagement as a contractor.

If anything, it's unreasonably *low*.  That's a fourth of the fair market
wage for a contractor with those qualifications in the United States (and
before someone points out that one could hire someone for a lower wage in
a different market, please look at what country dunc-tank has funds in and
look at what the feasibility would be of moving them between national
jurisdictions; that sort of thing is frequently extremely complex).

To compare to other free software projects, the value cited is comparable
to what the FSF was offering for *salary* (which is generally lower than
contractor pay due to benefit issues and social security taxes) for a
sysadmin, which is a less skilled position.

In other words, just as originally said, it's a wage that some people will
think is way too low and some people will think is way too high.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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