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Re: SV: break over (kind of)

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-11 19:02:45 CEST

Hans-Emil Skogh wrote:

>> It would be great if I could make a living working on this project,
>> because apparently that's the only thing I'm somewhat good at.
>
> Ok, is it just me or was that the understatement of the year? As good as
> you are in this project I'm absolutely positive that there are many
> places where you would be *extremely* appreciated!

I'm still looking for such a place :)

>> But that's never going to happen.
>
> Hey! Never say never. The Freenet Project
> (http://freenet.sourceforge.net/) has a full-time developer who is
> funded by donations only. I do not know exactly for how long they have
> been doing it, but I think it must be a couple of years by now. And this
> is a project where I don't really see many companies using the software.
> I figure many companies would not be shy to donate a monthly fee for the
> benefits of using TSVN.

I don't where the full time developer of that project lives, but with
the amount he needs a month I couldn't even pay my rent and the
insurances needed.
And don't forget, companies always want to reduce the costs. So
companies are the least expected 'people' to donate money.

>> Before, I worked about 7 hours a day on this project, not
>> counting the weekends or my holidays. I have to reduce this.
>
> If you feel that the TSVN-developent is true fun, maybe you should
> consider going down to 50% time (or so) on your day-job, and try out
> some donate-subscription model to pay for the rest of the time working
> on TSVN? That could leave you with time for both TSVN *and* holiday! :-)

That really would be great if it could work. But right now, I'm scared
as hell as it is without having to worry about whether or not something
like this could actually work. I know there are some companies out there
who provide Subversion hosting. But I haven't found one in my country -
if I would find one I would ask for a job there :)

Stefan

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