[Gdal-dev] RFC 9: Paid Maintainer Guidelines

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Jan 9 17:52:48 EST 2007

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> My wish was to make the activities of the maintainer fairly clear to the
> PSC and sponsors.  If it was by-request only I doubt it would often get
> requested, and no one but the supervisor would really know what is going
> on.

I agree that we need to keep the PSC and sponsors well informed and that 
providing the report only by request is not the best option. Perhaps a 
non-archived private list including the sponsors and PSC could be used 
for that kind of stuff?

> At least one report every other week won't add much to the traffic load
> on gdal-dev. 


> Do you think it might be embarrasing or something to disclose
> the timesheet?  That people might say "why doesn't it take this person so
> to fix such a simple bug?" or something like that?

Yes, this kind of stuff, or any misuse of the information that could 
disadvantage the maintainer in his work with other clients unrelated to 
OSGeo. I know we have nothing to hide, but I just don't feel that 
disclosing that info on a public list brings any value to the community 
other than potentially hurting the contractor down the road if the 
information is misused.

Daniel Morissette

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