It would be more accurate to say that the participants who help people on
this list are volunteers. There is absolutely no constraint on the topic
material relative to whether it involves a profit motive. Topicality
matters, but not profitability.
Many of the participants are engaged in for-profit work and many of the
questions answered here relate to problems whose solutions are intended
as for-profit enterprises.
Those who maintain the list are also mostly volunteers.
So it would be more accurate to describe matters as that many people on the
list aren't willing to do your job or your school homework for you, but
many will answer lots of questions if you are simply specific enough about
the questions so that the questions and answers taken together will benefit
some other reader of the list.
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:08 AM, Bertrand Dechoux <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
> This is a *not-for*-*profit *mailing list. You might want to describe
> more precisly what are your questions.
> You have a problem (medical diagnosis) and you choose a technical solution
> for it Hadoop.