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Re: Future Perl development

From:
Richard Foley
Date:
March 1, 2007 08:26
Subject:
Re: Future Perl development
Message ID:
200703011627.24137.Richard.Foley@rfi.net
On Thursday 01 March 2007 16:03, Peter Scott wrote:
> [Copied to advocacy list in a probably vain attempt.]
> 
> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:25:24 +0100, demerphq wrote:
> > 
> > This seems like something that should be handled by the donations to
> > TPF (or some similar organization) by hiring a professional to do it
> > right.  Isnt this exactly why we have a donation fund? So that we can
> > pay to get the stuff that we arent good at done properly by a
> > professional?
> 
> Wow, what he said.  I was sharpening my keyboard to make the same comment
> when I read this.  I've seen a little of how professional fundraisers work
> and they are *so* different from your average hacker.  Not only do they
> possess a charisma for communicating with moneybags that eludes most of
> us, but their constant exposure to that work will likely lead them to
> ideas that haven't occurred to us.
> 
Hear hear - it's a point that's often overlooked.  We're professional 
programmers for a reason and they're professional fundraisers for a reason.

-- 
Richard Foley
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