[r6rs-discuss] r6rs-discuss Digest, Vol 30, Issue 15
lord at emf.net
Thu Feb 19 22:41:27 EST 2009
On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 21:19 -0600, Grant Rettke wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 9:16 PM, Thomas Lord <lord at emf.net> wrote:
> >> Do any other language groups do this?
> > It depends what you mean by "this"
> Get sponsored for open source R&D.
> > but if I guess at what you mean, then the
> > answer is "no". Why do you ask?
> So we can find out what worked and what did not work.
Ok. At one point in history the core of Python
developers were recognized as a "team" that could
be hired or that would leave a particular employer
en masse. That's one example to compare and contrast.
Of course, there's the whole Java community thing -
another example to compare and contrast. The
Perl Foundation (whatever it is officially known as)
does some fund-raising and sponsors some folks (e.g. for
the Perl 6 effort, from time to time). There are
probably other examples but those come to mind off
the top of my head.
Of those, only Python (for a certain time in history
and only by convention, not institution) and Java
(by institution) managed to really pay for a good chunk
of the core labor. Stuff like Perl was more on the scale
of "recognition", not really "compensation".
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