marcelo bagnulo braun wrote:
The "incentive" that something like SIRS offered was classification as
a senior contributor. This was neither a small point nor a small benefit
what was the benefit of becoming a senior contributor?
Idealistic answer: The personal satisfaction of meaningful contribution.
(There is a rumor that active IETF participants are highly motivated by this
goal. So, the incentive is provide explicit satisfaction of it beyond their
narrow areas of primary activity.)
Selfish: Public recognition. (Good for both one's ego and potentially one's
ps. The ideal and the selfish are complementary and not at all negative, IMO.
But, then, I believe all idealism is driven by a form of self-satisfaction...
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