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From: Matt Hurd (matt.hurd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-06 09:09:34

I remember a previous thread lamenting knowledge of boost for both
peddling skills and promoting its use within a company.

Perhaps another possibility for boost might be an area for advertising
positions vacant for boosters. I have a couple of couple of positions
now in Sydney in my company and boosters are thin on the ground. I'm
toying with the idea of requiring them to contribute to boost as part
of their employment, but that may be just my own guilt regarding my
lack of contribution. I expect to hire a couple of people that don't
know boost exists if previous experience is repeated. I don't know
the best way to find boosters and if they are like me they are too
busy working to read ads anyway. Such a job area at boost indirectly
supports the value proposition of using boost if the skills are seen
to have demand. A lot of people learn .NET or Java as this is where
the careers seem to be. Then again goodness for goodness sake is
perhaps more valuable. I can see both sides so I'm not sure.

I also thought that perhaps the large number of hits boost gets could
be put to good use with some google ads, banners, or some such, but
I'm not sure I'd like to see boost cluttered with advertising. Raises
the question of what the monies would be used for anyway. I would
also worry it would dilute the nice volunteer collegial ethic that is
usually seen around these parts. It that process starts perhaps you
inevitably end up with something more like an Apache foundation
structure? Dunno. Any thoughts?



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