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Re: Merging the FSF jobs page and GNU Herds

From: Davi Leal
Subject: Re: Merging the FSF jobs page and GNU Herds
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 12:59:33 +0200

Richard Stallman wrote:
> > 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.
> Even thus, somebody might lie. Nothing is 100% reliable. Human make
> mistakes. Automatic checking, besides very much cheap in resources,
> realizes 100% right what it does.

That is true, but I don't think many people will tell an actual lie to
place a job ad.

Supposing they did so, the real job would conflict greatly with the
ad, in such a way that anyone applying for the job would be told about
it; and they would be quite likely to report it to us.

Using an automated system, they could easily just leave out some aspect,
fail to talk about it.

Please, let us know if that feature set is right.

About the source code at the dev_1_1 branch, the modifications have been:

 The FAQ. Who can post job offers.
 We have applied your restrictions.

 The Qualifications search facility.
 Only a summarized entity listing without the entity
 contact information is exposed. Anyway, if you want
 we can disable this feature.

 Replaced some of the free-to-fill fields with combo
 boxes. Now we have more control about what is
 exposed. Besides, manual checking will be easier.

Manual checks which the FSF could support:
* Check user warnings about JobOffers or Entities.
* Check each job offer before being posted or
  check entities only each year and enable it to post.

P.S.: New problems with my Internet provider delay the return to
online state of the demo host up to 10-11-2006!. No comment. :P

Advice is needed and welcome.

Best regards,

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