sponsored vs volunteers
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 24 22:21:52 UTC 2007
Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> Then would you also want to know by whom a person may be paid to make
> the contribution?
I dont think we really need that level of information
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?
Per patch would be more accurate but too intrusive. I prefer to have
metrics that give you information with some amount of fuzziness. We know
that such stats are not entirely accurate even it it is done on a per
patch basis but it does give you a basic understanding. That is all I am
Isn't this more appropriately
> addressed with a questionair you request your contributors to fill out
> (wiki poll)?.
I had already thought about that. Polls are asynchronous and has to be
done on a periodical basis. Having this information as part of
infrastructure is going to be successful in giving you more complete
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