> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 10:38:58AM -0800, chromatic wrote: > > I welcome suggestions on how to tell volunteers who've already put tremendous > > time and effort into Perl 6 or Pugs or Parrot to: > > > > 1) work harder > > 2) give up their day jobs which provide for their families (or in my case, my > > cats) > > 3) do something they don't enjoy (PR) instead of development, or > > documentation, or testing, or design My answer is to recast the perl 6 project as a commercial enterprise that produces something in an economic sense, and becomes self-supporting and able to hire all the volunteers. That something might continue to be for-sale documentation of itself; it might be a commercial perl compiler; it doesn't matter what the something is. Fun for the developers is not a commercial enterprise. On 2/5/07, Nicholas Clark <email@example.com> wrote: > Time is clearly at a premium. Would money help? Is the scale of what's needed > something TPF could fund? Would it help make icky jobs less icky? Begging the TPF to allocate some of the funds which it in turn begs for is not a self-supporting commercial enterprise with a multimilliondollar annual budget. > The question is equally relevant to all things Perl, although I'm off topic > as advocacy@ isn't this list. > > Nicholas Clark The proposed methodology ("go commercial") is equally relevant to any open-source community project. And as equally unworkable -- or is it? Chromatic is a genius; maybe he can figure out how to make it work.