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Subject: Re: [boost] review system in place is extremely slow? (was Re: [rfc] rcpp)
From: Christian Holmquist (c.holmquist_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-25 21:50:32

On 25 February 2010 14:36, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> On 02/25/2010 11:56 AM, Nevin Liber wrote:
>> Then comes the "which jobs do we pay for?". If a reviewer spends 80 hours
>> doing a detailed review, should we pay them too? What about all the
>> people
>> who tirelessly work on getting a release out the door every quarter? Why
>> should they work "for free" if other people are getting paid? If we don't
>> make enough money from web advertising, you can't just not pay the review
>> managers. Who will make up the deficit? Etc., etc.
>> I understand the sentiment behind paying an honorarium to encourage people
>> to do work, but I just don't see how it is practical.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but Boostpro [1] could be that financial backend
> behind these kind of payments. Hence that organization would decide which
> areas of Boost needed active improvement in order to pay for it.
This is an interesting topic, so I'll just jump right in with another
suggestion to the mix.
You could allow companies that have an employee that do a 'substantial'
(rated, by say boostpro) amount of work for boost, to keep their logo on primary page. A SupportedBy list.
The companies already have the organization for payment and the rest, the
choice they need to make is weather one (or more) of their employee(s) are
allowed to dedicate say 10% of their paid time for boost support (in
whatever form they're interested in and has knowledge about, not necessarily
answering mails on the users' mail list).
Different companies are interested in different parts, and it's not unlikely
that some companies can benefit by more actively taking part in maintaining
those parts of boost that their business depends on to a grater extent.
Maybe they already do it, but the guy spending the effort is hiding his time
in bigger projects.
The payment from boost is just the logo spot, the money is from the
companies. Instead of asking boostpro "Can I have X $ for the review", I
could go to my boss and ask for his permission to spend X hours on a review
during working time. This was just an example with the review, maybe not
even a good one since I've not written many myself, but I hope I made my
point =)


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