Re: Twelve subscriptions

From: Anand Pillai <abpillai_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Nov 09 2004 - 23:03:30 CST

My question was not about payments. I will rephrase it as "Do you
expect that the current mode of software development, i.e through
sourceforge.net will change if and when the project gets funded by
interested parties"? On other words, do you expect that the next
development stage of EVM2003 will be the same as before, or would
there be any changes?

As long as the project remains open source and on sourceforge, people
like me sitting on the other side of the globe can take part in its
development. On the other hand if it goes out of sourceforge, it might
not be feasible. As you know, projects can be open source and still
not be on the Internet.

I am not interested in getting paid for this, but I dont want to lose
the chance of taking part & contributing in a project such as OVC
which could one day, well, change the world. I got a bit concerned
about it, when this talk of payments and the sort, came in. :-)

Hope the message was conveyed.

Best Regards

-Anand

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 09:06:29 -0800, Arthur Keller <arthur@kellers.org> wrote:
> At 5:04 PM +0530 11/9/04, Anand Pillai wrote:
>
>
> >On Sat, 6 Nov 2004 15:02:56 -0800, Alan Dechert
> ><alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
> >> Thanks, Arthur.
> >>
> >> > The funds will go for Internet services costs, travel expenses, and
> >> > telephone expenses, plus any legal and accounting expenses (such as
> >> > year-end tax returns). When there is sufficient ongoing income, then
> >> > we can pay for staff time. ....
> >> >
> >> At some point, OVC must graduate from the all-volunteer mode.
> >Alan, does it mean that assuming you get adequate funds not only for
> >these expenses
> >and 'office work' but say also for software development, will EVM2003 software
> >development mode will also change from all-volunteer to paid?
> >
> >I would like to have a clarification about this, since if it comes to
> >that point (and hope
> >it happens sooner than later), whether I would get a chance to
> >participate in the
> >software development process which I had very much enjoyed over the last
> >many months.
>
> The leads will be paid. It is unclear whether all developers will be
> paid. Certainly there will be volunteer testers. It will all depend
> on how much revenue (or donations) there are.
>
>
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur
>
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-- 
Anand B Pillai,
Techical Specialist,
SETLabs, INFOSYS Technologies,
Electronics City,
Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560100.
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