[ic] Taking a Poll

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Mon, 16 Apr 2001 17:06:59 -0400

On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 04:08:50PM -0400, Doug Alcorn wrote:
> David Adams <david@akopia.com> writes:
> > we hope to be offering a sourceforge-esque area where people can
> > sponsor Interchange-related projects and set up CVS and mailing
> > lists for them.
> The word "sponsor" makes me think of money.  I think someone else on
> this thread mentioned that finding contractors was somewhat difficult
> to do.  What if we setup an IC specific cosource type site.  Someone
> posts "I want foo" and developers can post "I can do that for this
> much".  The only stipulation is that the mods (either to a template or
> the IC core) would be contributed back to the IC community.  To
> sweaten it for RH, let them have a "finder's fee" of every contract.

I'd question whether or not contractors are hard to find.

Maybe a skilled contractor knows he cannot set up a catalog for
$30.  We won't even set one up for $300.  (No, I did not pick
those numbers at random.)  Money **is** important.

> The cosource model is quite good.  I don't know how successful
> financially it is for its creators (they did outlast sourcexchange).
> The model allows for multiple people to pool their resources to get
> something done.
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>  (__) Doug Alcorn (mailto:doug@lathi.net http://www.lathi.net)
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