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From Isabel Drost-Fromm <>
Subject Re: Doing open source while maintaining your sanity
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:03:02 GMT
On Fri, Dec 08, 2017 at 04:26:27PM -0500, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> So I read this email in November and my snarky response was it was like  
> asking the patients at the hospital to write their own protocol.

IMHO nearly correct, but not quite so: A lot of our volunteers spend a lot of
time here at Apache. Leaving some bread crumps on the topic here maybe helps
people realise what going on with themselves (or with their fellow volunteers)
just a little bit earlier. 

> Volunteerism and especially volunteer burn out are definite issues.  I  
> don't know that I've ever seen materials at other US NPOs for it though  
> I admit I haven't been looking for it.

I guess my idea is influenced by us already having some material, by hackers
e.g. at CCC as well as amongst ourselves being relatively open about the topic.
Also at least here in Berlin Startup founders are starting to talk about the
topic at meetups.

> Some Advice about Volunteering:

+1 to all of your points below.


Sorry for any typos: Mail was typed in vim, written in mutt, via ssh (most likely involving
some kind of mobile connection only.)

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