Subject: Re: on "tax" (Re: improving project maintainership)
From: Adam Turoff <>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 13:55:02 -0500

On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 01:18:11PM -0800, Tom Lord wrote:
> 	Simon:
> 	In some cases, this already does happen; VA Linux, for
> 	instance, picked up a lot of good guys and paid them to
> 	maintain their projects full-time.
> Which would seem to undermine your assertion that there is no business
> case for it.  

...except for the annoying little fact that you neglected to quote
the rest of that paragraph:

	On the other hand, when the economic downturn happened,
	these were the first against the wall.

Sorta proves that the business case, if it does exist, is unsustainable
in a down economy (or just plain unsustainable).