Why so few Python jobs? (and licenses)

Dietmar Schwertberger dietmar at schwertberger.de
Tue Oct 9 23:28:18 CEST 2001

In article <7xn13060xv.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>, Paul Rubin
<URL:mailto:phr-n2001d at nightsong.com> wrote:
> OK, though one should not underestimate the value of "small"
> contributions, especially considering that some may have been made at
> "gunpoint".  E.g. I mentioned in another post I once spent a frantic
> all-nighter finding an Apache module bug that was crashing my
> employer's web site.  The result was a two-line fix (it was a malloc
> error).  If I did emergency repairs of someone else's software for a
> paying client, I'd charge at least 2x-3x my normal consulting rate per
> hour.  By that reckoning, the two-line fix was worth enough to my
> employer to pay for several copies of a commercial server, because of
> the time spent in a critical situation.  (Of course the commercial
> server would have had its own bugs...)
How long would it have taken for the supplier to deliver a fix?
Would he have supplied it at all?
What if he wasn't around any more?



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