Re: OPW; Where does the 500$ for each GSoC goes?

On Sun, 2014-09-14 at 16:41 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
raised 40 thousand dollars on a part time system administrator, and
that's a fraction of the cost of a full time developer.

$40,000 is a reasonable salary for a full-time American developer, as
long as he's not located someplace with a stupid cost of living like San
Francisco or New York or LA. Of course it's not a competitive salary,
but we're a nonprofit and it would be wasteful for us to pay a
competitive salary. It's not like we're competing for talent....

Anyway, I don't think that hiring one developer would necessarily be the
best use of our money. We're very fortunate that Red Hat already hires
lots of developers who work on GNOME software. What we could do is
identify particular areas in need of development, and sponsor contract
work on those areas, as we did (or are planning to do) with the
accessibility and privacy campaigns. (On that note, it's been a year
since we collected the privacy campaign money; I guess we still have no
clue what we're doing with it? :) Some tasks might be appropriate
outreach projects, but others might require more experienced developers.


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