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Re: Merging the FSF jobs page and GNU Herds

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Merging the FSF jobs page and GNU Herds
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 17:04:13 -0400

    Maybe, when the project has been finished, the worker (previously, one
    of the applicants), could report if the job did comply with the "Free
    Software Jobs Guidelines" ?.

Feedback after the fact cannot do the job reliably.  The only way to
do this task right is for someone who really understands to check the
job advertisement before it is posted, and ask the company questions.

    You were right. So, we will update the Qualifications and JobOffer
    forms to replace all the free fields with combo boxes, etc. So, there
    will not be any free to fill field, so we restrict what kind of entity
    Qualifications and what kind of JobOffers are published.

That is good.  The next thing is that the people who do this
need to be trained how to do it right.

I think we should ask the people (just a few of them!) who will do
this task to work under the person who runs the FSF Jobs page.  He
will teach them the right way to do the job, and that way we will make
sure it gets done right.

    > What is the criterion for registration?
    > If the criterion is "nobody that develops proprietary software may
    > apply", then we know that registered entities won't ever hire people
    > for proprietary software development.  Otherwise we don't know.

    Even so, they could lie. One way to minimise this harm is  make it
    easier to applicants report wrong conducts so that the association can
    block accounts identified by its unique IDs: email, name+address,
    landline, mobile phone, VoIP id, etc.

If each job posting will be checked by a trained person, we need not
worry about registration.

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