[linux-dvb] Fwd: HVR2250 Status - Where am I?

Devin Heitmueller devin.heitmueller at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 19:50:55 CET 2009


On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> So now (with my donation) we have him working at $1/hour assuming that
> it takes only 100 hours..

Well, this assumes that it would only take 100 hours, of which given
the complexity of the device, it will probably take more than twice
that (since it's a PCI device and the estimates I gave are for USB
devices).

If nothing else, it offers some insight as to how valuable the work of
people like Steven is (he has written a whole bunch of different
drivers).  It also demonstrates one reason there are so few developers
willing to do this sort of work.  Getting a developer to donate a
couple of evening's worth of time is pretty easy.  Getting them to
make a commitment of every day for the next two to three months is
quite harder.

Devin

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