[Linux-aus] Grant Scheme: libferris, evolution and libxml

Jeff Waugh jdub at perkypants.org
Mon Jun 6 23:03:02 UTC 2005

<quote who="Anthony Towns">

> Personally, I think that's pretty entirely backwards: sending someone to a
> conference, or getting twelve issues of Linux Journal, or having a voting
> system seems a lot less valuable to the Australian FOSS community than
> having an additional couple of Australians doing some serious hacking on
> some useful free software and getting paid for it.

> The folks behind Google's Summer of Code, LinuxFund, bounty-hacker.org,
> the Gnome Bounties, the Ubuntu Bounties all seem to agree with the general
> concept too.

But in all of those cases, that is their mission, or they have a bucketload
of money already. That's great for them, but I don't believe "paying people
to write Free Software" is the best use of LA's resources, focus or time
when it comes to "supporting the Free Software community in Australia". We
have much better things to focus on that other organisations are not already

- Jeff

OSCON 2005: August 1st-5th         http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2005/
    "From my observation, when it comes to porting Linux to a particular
           device, a point doesn't appear to be necessary." - mpt

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