Re: [TOOLS-DEVELOPMENT] Hello tools-development

Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> Tue, 09 April 2019 23:28 UTC

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From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
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Subject: Re: [TOOLS-DEVELOPMENT] Hello tools-development
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Hey Robert,

Thanks. I don't know of anyone in particular right now. It's just that an RPF with such a short timeline usually carries the unspoken message "don't bother applying, we already have someone in mind", and I don't think that's a very good message for us to be sending.

Cheers,


> On 10 Apr 2019, at 5:31 am, Robert Sparks <rjsparks@nostrum.com> wrote:
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> 
> On 4/8/19 6:48 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> 
>> I've just joined the tools-development team, and hope I can add some value; I have some background in systems administration and web ops.
>> 
>> I'm just getting up to speed (and would love any pointers to help in that process!), but one immediate question -- in the RFP that just went out, the timeline seems unusually tight. Is there a reason for that?
> 
> Hi Mark  -
> 
> These timelines have evolved over a few years of running these RFPs. If you know of someone who would bid, but needs more time, please let us know and we can extend them.
> 
>> 
>> I ask because having such short timelines can severely impact participation.
> So far, it hasn't appeared to. We've let some run much longer in the past, and the bids we got were from people that told us they would bid very early on. Again, if you know of someone who's looking but is bothered by the short turnarounds, let us know.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
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