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From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: The OCaml Community (aka back from the Developer Days)
On Wednesday 30 January 2008 13:04:06 Kuba Ober wrote:
> > Sorry for the direct language, but you provoked it. It is a pity to lose
> > Jane Street as supporter of GODI. If you still want to enter into a
> > constructive dialog, I'm open to it.
> I think that Markus's post was reasonably well balanced, and he presented a
> humble view from his experience. It didn't look like bashing nor
> flamethrowing to me. The facts in question can be disputed, but they really
> have nothing to do about who profits from what and who pays for what. Let's
> leave the economics out of the merit discussion -- doesn't that only make
> sense?

If I might just drag economics back in momentarily. :-)

People have mentioned "volunteers" but I think it is worth pointing out that 
this could also be run as a business, with users paying for work that they 
want done. Perhaps a system of charging customers and letting them choose 
what work and which developer would increase overall productivity and be 
relatively easy to implement?

INRIA could doubtless make a lot of money by doing this so I proposed the idea 
to Xavier but he wants to focus on research and not ordinary software 
development and maintainence, of course.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.