sponsored vs volunteers

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Tue Apr 24 22:10:23 UTC 2007

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Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Mike McGrath wrote:
>> 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?  
> Let's say you can have two fields
> Sponsored: Yes/No. Default: No (Since most of the packages in the
> repository are maintained voluntarily and we expect the percentage to
> increase)
> Sponsored by: <Empty>. Inactive if no.
>> Where can I find these various discussions?
> No public archives. Most of these were on phone or in person.
> Fundamentally it is another metric that determines the health of the
> community (users and contributors) and our understanding of them, like
> the number of users (Statistics page) or what applications they run
> usually (mugshot app stats)
> Rahul

Then would you also want to know by whom a person may be paid to make
the contribution? Does this go per change? Would you suppose I click the
sponsored button if I'm being paid for package X most of the time but
John Doe has volunteered to provide me with a patch I update the package
with, is that sponsored or not sponsored? Isn't this more appropriately
addressed with a questionair you request your contributors to fill out
(wiki poll)?.

Just my thoughts.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen
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