An interesting email today from the Bader account, asking for software developers to give up time outside of what one already gives when volunteering for the organisation. Perhaps I am being a bit sensitive considering this is what I do for a day job.
But would HQAC ask for any RAFAC volunteers who are electricians, if they wouldn’t mind fitting in some new electrical sockets at HQAC for free, or perhaps seeing if there are any RAFAC solicitors who wouldn’t mind going in for a few days to give some free and binding legal advice? Perhaps there are architects who are RAFAC staff who wouldn’t mind drafting up new extension plans for HQAC and getting them approved, all for free of course in their own time. They have even specified that you won’t be able to claim VA for any work.
Surely this is taking liberties on the generosity of the volunteers in the organisation. I’m sure someone will apply, and no doubt it will look good on the CV, but asking for professional contribution doesn’t sit right with me. They would probably get better results going down the open software route if they are wanting something doing for free.