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2022.03.09 16:25 "[Tiff] Libtiff developers are volunteers!", by Bob Friesenhahn
2022.03.09 19:14 "Re: [Tiff] Libtiff developers are volunteers!", by Rob Tillaart
2022.03.09 20:04 "Re: [Tiff] Libtiff developers are volunteers!", by Bob Friesenhahn

2022.03.09 16:25 "[Tiff] Libtiff developers are volunteers!", by Bob Friesenhahn

Recently there have been a number of people making direct demands to libtiff maintainers (e.g. @userid in GitLab communications, or human@address) to create libtiff releases, or address some specific issue which is of interest to them.

If it is not clear, libtiff developers/maintainers are unpaid volunteers who are donating precious time that they could be spending at the lake, walking their dog, or spending time with their family.

It is not reasonable to make direct demands of a volunteer. Making direct demands to a volunteer to perform a service for you is likely to have the opposite effect which was intended.

Rather than making direct demands of a volunteer, it is better to volunteer your own time to assist the libtiff project, or perhaps provide direct payments for services to volunteers willing to accept such payments, keeping in mind that developers at this skill level normally earn well over $100k/year in US dollars and you would be paying for their most valuable time.

Bob

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen@simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/
Public Key, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/public-key.txt