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Re: peering wars revisited? PSI vs Exodus

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Wed Apr 05 05:36:24 2000

On Wed, 05 Apr 2000 00:45:46 PDT, "Henry R. Linneweh" said:
> Do you get paid money for your free lance journalism?

Actually, by definition, free lance stringers only get paid if/when
they manage to sell something.  If they're paid even when not
producing, they're employees, not free lance. ;) You might want to ask
your local paper what percent of their content comes from free
lancers.  It may be surprisingly high, especially for smaller

You don't want to go there, or I'll be forced to ask what percent
of the IETF gets paid specifically for doing it (as opposed to doing
it on a volunteer basis, or managing to do it on company time
only because you're both writing the RFC and developing the product
at the same time).  Does the lack of pay there mean the RFC is worthless?

"Paid money" is a very skewed metric of actual value in today's
society, as anybody who's looked at sports star salaries can tell you.