On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM, George Herbert
It's important to keep in mind that volunteers -
anyone you're not
compensating for the work - do what they want, and won't do that they
don't want to. A lot of volunteer organizations implode when people
at the core forget that.
Yep. The trick is to get them to want to do what you need them to do.
IMHO, Wikipedia doesn't make enough effort to set priorities and
channel work towards them.
An excellent example of someone reaching their
tolerance level on
stuff they don't want to do for free (althought it's commercial-ish
work on an unfunded project, rather than a purely volunteer project
Yeah, saw this on reddit. Not really the same though - sounds he like
he was a normal contractor understandably pissed off after not getting
paid. Don't think he ever intended to be a volunteer...