[cvsnt] Re: information currency economic proposal - ic-cvs functionality in cvsnt for $9500?

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Wed Jun 21 18:38:58 BST 2006

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cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org wrote on 06/21/2006 01:11:07 PM:

> Tony Hoyle wrote:
> >> Now, come on... there are a number of companies that hire programmers
> >> for work on open-source projects, aren't there? There are also any
> >> number of university employees who open-source their work. All these
> >> get paid up front. That's not a strange or rare concept.
> >
> > When you hire someone you don't normally pay them up front.. you pay
> > them a salary or by the hour.
> Ok, but I'd say that's close to hair-splitting. The salary is maybe
> technically paid afterwards and not really "up front", but the contract
> that ensures the payment is up front. And after 5 years on the job as an
> employee, while it's still formally a payment after the work, the
> distinction doesn't make much sense. The programmer works, and gets paid
> for the work. The payment is independent of the result of the work. (He
> get fired, but they can't really say to an employee of five years "we
> pay you for last month because the code you wrote sucks.") So, in
> I look at this as a "get paid while working" situation.

This has to be the longest running, most off-topic thread on here in a very
long time. :)


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