Long-time no hear. It's actually embarassing when I think about just how long
it has been.
With the exception of the switch to PHPNuke many moons ago, there has been
little externally visable change. We have added a few articles and glossary
terms, but for the most part the actual content of the Tutorial has
unfortunately remained fairly stagnant. That will change very soon.
One of the things we added was Google Ads. Although this is not enough to live
off of, it is helping to pay my hosting fees and so forth. In an effort to
not only motivate people to contribute but also to be fair about these
contributions, I am implementing a program where contributors to the Linux
Tutorial with be able to share in the advertising revenue the site receives.
Translated that means, people will get paid for their work. On the one hand,
the contributors' portion won't *yet* be enough to live off of, but the site
is constantly growing. We currently have almost 2 million hits a month,
40,000 unique visitors and over 4500 registered users.
The program I will be implementing is not like a magazine article where you
get paid a single, flat-fee once and that's it. It's more like the royalties
you get from a book. The more people visit the site, the more you get. Also,
the more you contribute the more you get.
In addition to normal contributions, I have an editorial/administrative task.
In short, it entails moving blocks of data around inside the individual
articles. Although not really hard, it will take a bit of time and is tedious
work. Because of the importance and scope of this job, this is separate from
normal contributions and I will pay an amount proportionally larger than an
article or other contribution. Keep in mind that I cannot pay all that much,
but if you have a "real" job, this might not be worth your time. However, if
you are a "starving student" or live in a country with a lower standard of
living than western Europe or North America, then it would be a way to earn a
This job does require a moderate understanding of Linux. This is "cut-n-paste"
type work, but you will need to be able to compare two pieces of text and
identify them as being the same, even if they are phrased differently.
I would like to get this project going, so I don't want to wait forever.
Howevers registered members of the Sourceforge project, I wanted to give you
all the chance first. If I do not hear anything by next Monday, I will make
the offer to the members of the Linux Tutorial.
If you are interested, please let me know and we can discuss the details.
Please do not agree to do it unless you know you can actually finish. If you
have limited time want to do some of it, then I can break it into smaller
chunks. If you would like to invest in the future of the Linux Tutorial, then
I can arrange that you share in the advertising revenue over a longer period.
You would end up with more money, but spread out over a longer period.
Volunteers are also welcome.
"Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your
character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others
think you are." -- John Wooden
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