In short: there is a market for (small) PowerDNS jobs, and if you are available for such work, read on for where we’ll be sending people who need PowerDNS work done!
The longer story:
As PowerDNS use continues to increase, so does the number of inquiries we receive from operators that need (private) help. Such requests range from “can someone help me fix this error” or “can someone upgrade my PowerDNS from 2.9.22” to designing & deploying installations for millions of users or domains.
PowerDNS itself and our certified consultants are able to field some of these requests, but not all of them. Sometimes we don’t have time, but other requests simply do not fit well with us or our consultants.
For example, we will typically not be able to do small scale one off upgrades or installations ourselves.
However, we do frequently get questions for such work. What we have now decided is whenever we can’t help a user commercially, we will be asking them to forward their job to elance.com and odesk.com. We’ll also be providing some guidance on how to identify experienced PowerDNS people.
And if you have a profile there that mentions PowerDNS, you could be expecting some business.
If you are already doing consulting work, but via another site, please let us know, we can also send people your way there then.
Finally, please be advised that this is all in addition to our ‘regular’ support platforms: community based (mailing list, irc), professional (support agreements) and certified consultants. There is no change to those programs.