Kim Bruning (seperate for lists) kim2 at bruning.demon.nl
Sat May 5 11:24:47 UTC 2001

As has been said on this list several times before, setting up an FSF
chapter takes a lot of time, effort and commitment.

At the same time, I take it is is generally not possible for most to give
up ones day job to do it. (You need to be able to eat too :-) )

So what I'm wondering is what kind of time people are spending on the
organisation, and what kind of arrangements people have made (for as far
as you'd like to share them) concerning time and work contracts etc.

The reason I'm asking is because I need to get some work to pay my bills

As soon as I have secured the income part, I can go to phase 2 and
start putting a lot of effort into a dutch chapter for the FSFE. This
would include building up a level of trust with the people in Germany,
finding members, securing sponsorship where possible, contacting
politicians, businesses and other influential people who might be partial
to the FSFE, and of course most importantly:  Coding lots of free
software. That might all take some time, so any offers for help would be

But before all that happens I still need to negotiate my contract. So:
I'd like to have a bit of an idea on what level of energy and resources
people feel are nescesary, and what they are putting into their FSFE work
right now (or what they feel might be nescesary in future). This might
give me some idea, and help me in putting some things in my contract to
help me to meet that level, without burning myself out. 

Thanks in advance for any advice you might be able to give me.

read you soon,
	Kim Bruning.

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