cygwin mentors? Was: bash and the suid bit

Richard Troy
Sat Apr 20 09:47:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Heribert Dahms wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> if it's that important for your company's project
> (that you work like me 50% of each 25h day 8-)
> why don't you pay Red Hat per hour or day, 
> so Corinna or Chris work for you in their prime time?

Hi Heribert,

Yes, that's a reasonable suggestion. I haven't read much of Chris' posts, 
but Corinna has written a lot of posts with 'suid' in them and I've read a 
lot of those. Clearly, she's a sharp cookie, and it would be a privilege 
to have her working on code for me. However, I think she and her present 
management would object to the terms of the employment contract! If she 
got the same deal as I have, she'd have to work 16+ hour work days, every 
day (no weekends, holidays, vacation, sick time), barely any pay, and 
would be expected to write bug-free code! -smile-

Another consideration is feasibility: How close is the code already? And, 
if it's not very close, are there good alternatives for what I want to do?

Please see my next post...

Thanks for your suggestion,

Richard Troy, Chief Scientist
Science Tools Corporation, 510-567-9957,

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Heribert Dahms wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Troy []
> Sent: Donnerstag, 18. April 2002 17:45
> To: Corinna Vinschen
> Subject: Re: cygwin mentors? Was: bash and the suid bit
> [Heribert] [snip]
> You may operate under the assumption that it's left-over minutes in the
> day that are being applied, and you're probably right for most everyone
> else.  However, that's not what I'm proposing. If I attempt this, it will
> be "during my work day", which, at the present time, comprises about 5AM
> to midnight every day, including weekends and most holidays - aren't
> startup companies fun? -wink- ...I need this other code to run on a
> Windows Box (NT/2k and later), and it's a high priority.
> [Heribert] [snip]

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