Going forward: growing Freexian
Part 2: Extending the team
By all accounts, Freexian is still a small company which relies largely on me in many aspects. The growth of its business is however providing enough financial margin to allow looking into ways to recruit external help, be it through direct hiring (for French residents) or via long term contracting (for people based in other countries). If you believe you could be the right person for one of the roles listed below, or if you know someone that we should contact, please reach out.
I’m looking for someone that cares about Debian and that has the following skills:
That person would handle (some of) the following tasks:
While the current priority is on the above role, there could also be room for a “developer” role with the following tasks:
Sales manager / sales representative
Up until now, the growth of Freexian has mostly been organic, through “word of mouth” and increased awareness of Debian LTS within the Debian community. We never spent a single euro on advertising, except for one promotional video and for Debconf sponsorship (with a flyer and stickers).
But if we can manage to make a positive impact on Debian through the funding that Freexian brings, then I’m interested to grow the company so that we can pay more people to work on Debian. That growth likely would have to go through some more active sales work. At the same time, it is an opportunity for me to delegate (some of) the administrative work that lies solely on my shoulders (invoicing, day to day customer relationship, etc.).
I assume it will be hard to find a member of the Debian community that has an interest in those areas, but who knows…
This article is to be continued in an upcoming post. Stay tuned!