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Compensation?

Postby anton (staff) » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:27 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen!

We do perfectly understand you're volunteers (read: heros) here. So we cannot make you accept money... But
how would you like to be compensated? Gifts (iPhones, USB memory sticks, personally signed Barack Obama posters etc),
printed corporate T-shirts, your photos listed on our web site? Free or major discount StarWind licenses? Free trips with
Zorian Rotenberg to Maldives?

http://www.greenglobetourism.com/upload ... _Beach.jpg

Please give us some hints :)

Thank you!

Anton Kolomyeytsev
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Re: Compensation?

Postby tlink » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:04 pm

My vote would go to free licenses. Can't afford the licenses for personal use, but if I could run it for free I'd be using/testing even more. It's a win for both sides!
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Re: Compensation?

Postby anton (staff) » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:43 pm

OK, accepted. For your case I mean :)
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Re: Compensation?

Postby eabeukes » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:32 pm

I agree, free licenses would be very helpful - if most of the beta testers are like me (I should think so) then we will hammer the product in many strange 'un-enterprise' ways, which smaller companies likely would end up trying due to costs/staff!
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Re: Compensation?

Postby anton (staff) » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:50 pm

Thank you, your vote is counted :)

eabeukes wrote:I agree, free licenses would be very helpful - if most of the beta testers are like me (I should think so) then we will hammer the product in many strange 'un-enterprise' ways, which smaller companies likely would end up trying due to costs/staff!
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Re: Compensation?

Postby Aitor_Ibarra » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:38 pm

Financial head says: free stock

Given the bidding war between Dell and HP for 3Par ($1.6 billion for a company which made a profit of only $1 million in it's last quarter) Starwind must be a likely M&A target. So make your beta testers millionaires, I say. I'm sure Zorian is very nice, but the next time I go to the Maldives I'd like it to be with my wife...

Real-world financial head says: free licences. Along the lines of if you a Starwind customer and a top beta tester, you get a free license of the next upgrade.

Technical head says: I want to influence the feature set. I think there's plenty of room for storage innovation, and I can think of lots of things I'd like to see in Starwind.

Happy Акт проголошення незалежності України Day (blame wikipedia for any mistake!)
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Re: Compensation?

Postby Constantin (staff) » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:03 am

Happy Акт проголошення незалежності України Day (blame wikipedia for any mistake!)
LOL! :) Thanks a lot anyway! :))))
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Re: Compensation?

Postby anton (staff) » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:12 pm

Not sure about the stock (in any case for privately held company we're now stock does not mean anything, board of directors can release new shares with a sign of paper). Free licenses are OK, features control (well...) is more or less OK as well. And some free physical stuff as well :)

P.S. And 6pack of beer. If you're geographically close to Boston or Kiev.

Aitor_Ibarra wrote:Financial head says: free stock

Given the bidding war between Dell and HP for 3Par ($1.6 billion for a company which made a profit of only $1 million in it's last quarter) Starwind must be a likely M&A target. So make your beta testers millionaires, I say. I'm sure Zorian is very nice, but the next time I go to the Maldives I'd like it to be with my wife...

Real-world financial head says: free licences. Along the lines of if you a Starwind customer and a top beta tester, you get a free license of the next upgrade.

Technical head says: I want to influence the feature set. I think there's plenty of room for storage innovation, and I can think of lots of things I'd like to see in Starwind.

Happy Акт проголошення незалежності України Day (blame wikipedia for any mistake!)
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Re: Compensation?

Postby georgep » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:22 pm

My vote would go to free licenses. Can't afford the licenses for personal use, but if I could run it for free I'd be using/testing even more. It's a win for both sides!

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Re: Compensation?

Postby anton (staff) » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:39 pm

OK, voice accepted! Thank you very much for your feedback.

georgep wrote:My vote would go to free licenses. Can't afford the licenses for personal use, but if I could run it for free I'd be using/testing even more. It's a win for both sides!

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Re: Compensation?

Postby [email protected] » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:30 pm

Definately- Free Licensing.
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Re: Compensation?

Postby anton (staff) » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:33 am

Good. That's what we do so far :)

[email protected] wrote:Definately- Free Licensing.
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Re: Compensation?

Postby Tim » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:19 pm

What? No Ferraris on offer? Most disappointed ;)
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Re: Compensation?

Postby anton (staff) » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:59 pm

Sorry you're late on the party... Have few acid green Lambos but Ferrari's are out of stock :(

Tim wrote:What? No Ferraris on offer? Most disappointed ;)
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Re: Compensation?

Postby SirCrowbar » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:25 pm

Personal/Testing licenses would be my vote as well.

Nothing makes a tester more invested in a project than ownership.
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