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Jerry van Dijk <[log in to unmask]>
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Jerry van Dijk <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 01:07:05 +0200
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> > [said Corey]
> > >
> > > I would love to work on something like this.  Unfortunately, my job
> > > prevents me from doing this.  I'm sure lots of people are in the same
> > > boat.
> >
> > See below. Does it _really_ prevent you? Have you signed a "no moonlighting"
> > clause in your contract?

I have, otherwise I couldn't get a job in the IT over here...

> Not really, but my job does prevent me from spending a substantual
> amount of time working on free software.  For someone to coordinate an
> effort like that, it takes lots of time

I agree it will take time. But then again, time is a manageble resource,
even with a job and a family. And this stuf is not on a deadline or something.
I think the real question is: who has the motivation, the drive and the
capabilities to grab this oppertunity.

>  and it takes some committment
> from the employer.

Why ?

> of others, etc.) is critical.  Most of the job of someone like that is
> making sure the people doing the work stay motivated by treating them
> right.  That should be real manager's jobs, but that's another story
> :-(.

Well, a bit in defense of my own work, remember that managers also have
bosses. Usually several...