|Pliant project incomes are currently zero, and it's not expected to change in
any near futur. So hiring programmers is currently not possible.
The main reason about it is philosophical, or political, as you want:
I'm leaving in one of the fiew rich counties over the world where it's fairly
easy to get enough money to live decently without working that many hours a day,
provided you received a good education and make the fiew required personal efforts
to keep your knowledge up to date.
So, quite a fiew people in these countries have some free time they can spend on
what ever they find valuable. Working with these seems a better solution to me
because on the other hand, in the rich country where I live, hiring people is a
very high constrain due to rigid work related laws and culture, so it immediately
carries the need to get regular incomes preventing to think on the long run.
So, basically if you have incomes, you rapidely turn to a business driven model
whereas Pliant is still driven according to technical issues.
The other possibility is to have companies or organisations that hire some people
and ask them to spend some time on Pliant in order to master it and bring the
benefits of it to the company.
Basically, it's the same in facts because many people that start to work on Pliant
as an individual decision will tend to evolve to hiring themselve to companies
interested with using Pliant.