sponsored vs volunteers

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Tue Apr 24 21:52:42 UTC 2007

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 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.

So I should log in to the package database and click yes I'm being paid 
to do this or no I'm know being paid to do this?  Whats the default?  
Where can I find these various discussions? 


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