[Grok-dev] Re: Organizing the further development effort

Sebastian Ware sebastian at urbantalk.se
Fri May 25 14:44:48 EDT 2007

I would be happy to donate 3 hours at EUR 30/h for documentation. All  
I need is a GROK-DOC paypal account and a note in the SVN checkin so  
I can muse at what I sponsored :). I won't be much help on docs, but  
I will definitely benefit a lot from the result!

Maybe another ten or twenty people could consider doing the same?

Regards Sebastian

25 maj 2007 kl. 20.24 skrev Martijn Faassen:

> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
>> Sebastian Ware wrote:
>>> This suggestion might be absolutely nuts, but... how about  
>>> setting up a paypal account where one could donate to the  
>>> documentation project.
>> Not a bad idea. Note that Google is paying two students to spend  
>> serious time on Grok documentation. But we can't have enough docs...
>>> Maybe it would also be possible to outsource the docs writing so  
>>> as to get a reasonable bang for the buck, say in India, Polen,  
>>> Russia, or the Baltic states.
>> The problem is that we need somebody who's familiar with Grok, and  
>> we need decent English, which limits the set of people.
> I want to emphasize this. We need people who can do the exposition  
> well who are familiar with the core ideas of Grok. This really  
> limits the amount of people. I also think that having core  
> developers write documentation is a good way to keep the code  
> right. "If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea."
>>> This way maybe the core brains could keep focus on the core  
>>> development but we would still have momentum in the docs  
>>> department. If these guys keep an eye on the test code as well,  
>>> they could double as a lightweight QA-team.
>> Well, I personally wouldn't mind being paid for some Grok work for  
>> a change ;). If I were paid I would actually be able to spend more  
>> time on Grok, like Martijn. And I can also be a cheap date when  
>> I'm having fun :).
> I personally wouldn't mind if someone would pay me for Grok  
> documentation work. :) Right now that's hard to motivate in  
> customer projects. But I will do it for free. I just need to make  
> the time.
> Regards,
> Martijn
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