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From Jeremias Maerki <dev.jerem...@greenmail.ch>
Subject Re: funding developers (WAS: tagged PDF)
Date Mon, 14 Apr 2003 06:04:58 GMT
I get it now. That can easily be arranged. Any objections?

On 14.04.2003 02:07:09 Glen Mazza wrote:
> >> Having an explicit list of committers on the site
> >> could also help get FOP done more quickly.  The
> >> current situation, where would-be FOP developers,
> in
> >> addition to working for free, must labor in
> anonymity
> >> may be reducing the pool of top developers willing
> to
> >> work on the project.  
> >I'm wonder what triggered that paragraph. Would you
> >explain?
> Sure--by "laboring in anonymity" I'm not referring to
> the non-committers or users like myself, but I was
> referring to the committers (and their companies)
> themselves.
> Looking at three of Apache's more/most successful
> projects:  Apache, Tomcat, and Struts, each has a "Who
> We Are" section listing the committers, their email
> addresses, and some their sponsoring companies.  
> for example (Apache):
> http://httpd.apache.org/contributors/,
> (Tomcat):
> http://jakarta.apache.org/site/whoweare.html
> This gives the committers order-of-magnitude better
> recognition for their work, also their companies,
> which in turn creates more sponsorship, as companies
> try to outdo themselves by having the most well-known
> employees.  The system works well for these projects: 
> some of the best talent worldwide work on them.
> But with products lacking a "Who We Are" section, 
> committers/companies working on the project have to
> labor in (relative) anonymity.  I was thinking this
> might be limiting the pool of "top developers" (i.e.,
> XML/parsing gurus who can make mincemeat out of FOP,
> while drunk, in their sleep...) that FOP can lure. 

Jeremias Maerki

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