[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] DCJTech - Creating Jobs and Articles
russell at coker.com.au
Mon Jun 15 10:24:53 AEST 2015
On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:19:29 PM Kathy Reid wrote:
> Thanks Josh and Council for bringing this to the community.
> I support Council in this decision due to a number of reasons;
> * The grant does not state whether the content would be released on a
> Creative Commons or other open license. If LA is funding the
> creation of content, I would like to see it opened, like we do with
> our own site.
> * The assumption that $USD25 is sufficient for a 700 to 1000 word
> article violates Australian labour laws and places LA in a
> precarious legal position. If someone can write such an article in
> under two hours, great, but if it takes longer than this then we are
> paying less than minimum wage. The line between paid work and
> volunteer work in an open source community is always blurred, but in
> this case it is clear - the intent is to engage someone in paid
> work. The legal side here is murky, given that the site is
> registered in the US.
> * My take on this is that we are paying a site to create content,
> which that site is benefitting from. Why not spend this money paying
> LA members to create content for the LA site?
> Strongly recommend this grant be respectfully declined.
I think that it might be worth considering other ways in which LA could
encourage users to create content. One possibility might be to have a contest
for writing Linux blog posts, a $25 prize for an an article that someone had
already published on their own blog would be a reasonable reward (I'd enter
such a contest).
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