reply to CRTC
Re: Beat them at their own game! I'm not sure you have any idea of the costs involved. Cost+5% isn't going to cut it, not by a long shot.
Engineers do not, and will not volunteer. They are more likely to donate a few hours at a food bank.
The best thing YOU can do, is leave the incumbents and stay with an already established IISP. Not perfect, but it's the best we have at this point.
said by camelot:Many engineers might volunteer (fostering social/community progress is supposed to be a core value for professional engineers) but the amount of time they can afford to spare for it would be insignificant next to the scale of this sort of project.
Engineers do not, and will not volunteer.
The biggest problem with part-timers is that between volunteering days, full-time engineers would likely advance files far enough that part-timers would spend most of their time simply catching up with everything that has happened since their last visit.