sponsored vs volunteers

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 24 21:49:06 UTC 2007

Mike McGrath wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> Bill Nottingham wrote:
>>> Rahul Sundaram (sundaram at fedoraproject.org) said:
>>>> In a simplied form: Whether you are paid to do some work in Fedora 
>>>> or not.
>>> Even if someone is paid to work on some part of Fedora, that doesn't 
>>> mean
>>> they're paid for all their contributions to Fedora. For example, I don't
>>> *think* that Red Hat is explicitly paying Jens to maintain Haskell 
>>> bindings
>>> for Gtk+.
>> This is precisely why having a field with this information per package 
>> in the package database is useful.
> This sounds like bloat to me.  While this is something we could do, is 
> it really something we should?

I think it is useful to understand the nature of contributions. It has 
some up several times before in various discussions that we had in the 
past about strength of the Fedora community and vendor participation.


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