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Re: SV: break over (kind of)

From: Arne Moor <tsvn_at_moor-informatik.ch>
Date: 2006-07-11 21:22:10 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:

> 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.

It's not only cost saving, I can tell you from my own experience. It's
also the "how to donate", in a bigger company you can't just donate i.E
out of a project basket, that would look like hiding money from the
government or personal stealing from your company :-(

>>> 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
Have you looked at http://www.wyona.com/consulting.html , they offer at
least SVN consulting and are Zurich located. Maybe that's an opportunity...


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