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Re: Looking for Work after 25 Years of Octave

From: Juan Pablo Carbajal
Subject: Re: Looking for Work after 25 Years of Octave
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 00:34:19 +0100

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 9:21 PM, John W. Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
> TL;DR:  Reflecting on the last 25 of Octave, it's been a great
> experience.  I would love to continue as the Octave BDFL but I also
> need to find a way to pay the bills.
> It's hard to believe that almost 25 years have passed since I started
> the Octave project.  It's been a great experience.  I've met many
> interesting and talented people along the way.  I'm grateful for
> everyone[1] who has made Octave the successful project that it is
> today.  There is no way that the project would be as successful as it
> is without their many contributions.
> As I've said many times, I thought the project would last a year or
> two.  I never intended for it to be a career, but now it is hard to
> imagine doing anything else.  There are still many projects I would
> like to tackle.  I want to continue refactoring the interpreter so
> that it is easier to understand, simpler to work with, and more
> reliable.  I want to improve the performance of the interpreter and
> make the GUI more useful.  I'd love to be able to devote my full
> attention and energy to these projects for as long as I am able.
> But I must also face the reality of my financial situation.  For the
> last 8 years I have been almost able to pay my expenses by offering
> support contracts.  Recently though, the balance has shifted in the
> wrong direction so that I am using personal savings to maintain my
> ability to contribute to Octave development.
> There seems to be no way to avoid it any longer: I need to find a way
> to generate significant funding for my work on Octave or find a
> (non-Octave) job.  So this is where you come in.  If Octave is useful
> to you, or if you believe that Octave is an important project, then I
> need your help to keep going.
> If you think Octave is worthy of a few (or many!) dollars, I would be
> glad to make a fair trade of dollars for continued development,
> improvements, and support.  I would be grateful for any direct
> donations, payments for support contracts, or for specific
> improvements to Octave.  Whatever works for you.
> You can fund my work directly by following the link to PayPal on
> this page:
> or, if you are in the United States and a tax-deductible donation is
> important to you, you can contribute to the Octave project through the
> Free Software Foundation here:
> or, if you have support needs that are not being met, then please contact me
> and I would be glad to discuss options with you.
> Alternatively, I would be grateful for any leads you might have for
> employment opportunities.
> Thanks!
> jwe
> [1] Almost 400 at last count:
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Hi jwe,

I have been using the FSF site, I will use your paypal also from now on.

Best luck! I wish you find some Octave related job!  I will let you
know if I know of any opportunity.

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