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Re: Metaproblem, part 3

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Metaproblem, part 3
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04:19:53 -0500

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  > The outcome overall was characterized as a huge disappointment by him,
  > with less work being done in the time the mentored persons stayed active
  > than he could have done himself in the time the tutoring took.

  > I have seen similar results for hiring outside people for doing free
  > software work: the return of investment tends to be hugely
  > disappointing.

I have also found that trying to actively help people learn how to
contribute, if they don't basically understand how to do so, consumes
more time than the contributions were worth.

If they do basically understand, and just need to know a few details,
then it's useful to show them.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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Boston MA 02110
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