[rfc-i] Developing consensus, episode 2: Expected hours of work for the RSE

Craig Partridge craig at aland.bbn.com
Mon Feb 7 13:56:38 PST 2011

> > 
> > If you can get the people who made your impression to come forward with
> > their estimates, that would help this discussion a lot.
> Maybe, but presumably if they are still interested in the topic
> they are here and can speak up.

I, like Brian, talked with various folks.   In my case, I talked them as
part of developing the original RSE job description and as part of the
interviewing process.  I can't name them but I can tell you I communicated
in some form with five folks, whose estimates roughly were:

	    A: half time
	    B: half to 3/4 time
	    C: a bit over half time
	    D: #'s close to Paul's
	    E: half time

You can believe me or not.  I realize this is not super satisfactory but
like Brian, I can't reveal details unless folks step forward -- note that
some are not on this list.

That said, I think a more compelling answer would be to take the estimates
of folks who have done something close to this job, namely Bob Braden and
Glenn, rather than guesses from those (including me) who have not done it
and are translating from editorial jobs they've done elsewhere.



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