[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: [OVC-developer] Realistic Platform Management Position ?]]

From: Robert Rapplean <robert_at_rapplean_dot_net>
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 10:53:15 CST

David Mertz wrote:

> I don't think it's very hard to find developers for Free tools. And
> if it's Python, it's not hard to train anyone with a modicum of brains
> to use it.

I must protest the idea that we'd let "anyone with a modicum of brains"
write our software. I'd rather it be written by people who regularly
earn their living by writing software. Having tried to run a couple of
startups, I'm familiar with the reliability of those who program for
entertainment but not professionally.

On a more serious note, finding programmers who will learn Python
without getting paid for it might be beyond our means. It's still
considered somewhat of a hobbyists language by most businesses, and
doesn't make much of a resume item.

Relating to finding volunteers, can you tell me what your experiences
have been in finding skilled programmers who will work on a project for
free? I believe that this project has already gone through the "looking
for volunteers" path, and that it didn't work out too well.

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