[fpc-devel] [RFC] fpdoc output comment from the source

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Dec 19 14:15:13 CET 2005

On Mon, 19 Dec 2005, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:

> On 12/19/05, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> Amazon is a company which can add servers at will.
>> The FPC servers are paid out of our own pockets, so things as 'load' etc.
>> form a big restriction.
> By the way I think this is missing a lot on Free Pascal.
> You guys could start calling enterprises to support the project. Have
> a meeting, present the project and then ask for hardware / money to
> pay development. I know many project witch greatly benefited from
> this.
> I have some experience with this kind of thing and I can tell you that
> this insĀ“t as hard as it sounds.

It's not so much the 'hard' that is the problem.

As with the PR thing: The core developers really don't have time for this.
It takes a lot of effort: prepare, go there (costs again money), follow-
up. You need some kind of legal entity etc etc etc.

We've looked at the people on the mailing list many times, but we've
never seen people sticking out their neck and actually doing something
along these lines. It takes long-range commitment, which is probably
what scares many people off...


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