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From Christian Lippka <>
Subject Re: Corporate Contribution [Blondie's Parallel Lines...]
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:52:40 GMT
Hi Steve,

Am 07.06.2011 15:27, schrieb Steve Loughran:
> [...]
> The issue with corporate reassignments is that everyone just 
> "vanishes". They get reassigned, and go away. In OSS, individuals tend 
> to drift off, go onto what else interests them, or whatever. The 
> turnover/year may be the same, but the way the turnover happens is 
> different.
> to make things worse, because the paid FTEs tend to work full time on 
> the projects, they understand the code well, gain committers status 
> through their contributions, and so when they go, a big chunk of the 
> active knowledge goes along with their departure
That are valid concerns. What I like to point out that at this moment I 
count at least 7 Oracle people who want to contribute
as an individual. So I think this is an indication that there is a 
strong interest in the project itself that is not directly bound
to the salary :-)


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