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Nicholas Clark
August 2, 2010 08:33
Re: TPF bug-grant report #1
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On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 03:29:32PM +0000, Richard Foley wrote:
> Absolutely brilliant news, Dave.  This makes the "Re: spending other people's 
> money" thread all of a sudden rather unnecessary, and it's good to see money 
> being spent on Perl 5 again.  Super :-)

Sadly, I don't see it as unnecessary, because we're still acquiring new bugs
(well, newly reported bugs) faster than 1 Dave can fix them.

Sadly, also, I don't have any good suggestions on how to fix this, and actually
get the bug count down (without compromising standards). Which is frustrating,
because I believe that if we did have a viable plan on how to convert money
to bug fixing, we'd find it relatively easy to raise moderate sums, from
firms such as, who find that their desire for altruism is in close
alignment with their need for visibility for recruiting.

[Likewise, if sponsoring a Perl conference or a Perl mongers group meeting
costs you 10% of a recruiter's fee, but gives you a 20% chance of recruiting
someone direct and hence not needing to pay a recruiter, well, do the maths

Nicholas Clark

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