Re: How to leverage money to accomplish high impact Debian projects
On 23.03.21 17:28, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> If Debian paid for working on orphaned packages, then I would probably
> orphan some of the packages I now maintain as a volunteer, to then work
> on those same packages for pay.
First, I think that at least two alternative scenarios have to be taken
(1) Someone else who is interested in the package picks it up
(2) There is not much interest in the package anyway, and it gets
removed from the archive
> I would not consider that cheating: Some of "my" packages are
> genuinely less fun to maintain, and would certainly be *lesser* fun
> if knew that others were paid for doing similar tasks.
Playing the devil's advocate, and assuming (1) and (2) from above do not
apply: what would be wrong with that?
* You got rid of a package that you're not having any fun maintaining,
and can focus on other fun tasks
* Someone gets paid to improve Debian
* Debian's users get an improved Debian
* Debian's donors see their money put to actual good use
I am *not* advocating for this solution. *If* one were to go down this
path, then clearly this would need far more debate. I'm just saying that
sometimes, it's necessary to look at a problem from many angles.