Re: Position Statement to the Dunc-Tanc "experiment"
Marc Haber <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>