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From "Thiago H de Paula Figueiredo" <thiag...@gmail.com>
Subject Question about Apache projects and Kickstarter-like campaigns
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:24:11 GMT
Hi!

I'm an Apache Tapestry committer and PMC member and very active specially  
in the mailing lists.

I'm at a period in which I have no job, no clients and I haven't started  
looking for a job again. So I have the schedule for that. But this free  
time cannot be free, because I, as everyone else, have bills to pay. So I  
thought it would be a perfect time to run an fixed-funding IndieGogo  
campaign (Kickastart only allows USA citizens) to have me working  
exclusively on the Tapestry codebase and documentation for a month.

If there are people actually wanting to fund that, I just didn't want to  
lose the opportunity before I get some other work and I don't have all  
that time to work on Tapestry itself again. Of course, I will still  
contribute to the project in the mailing list as usual and also some code,  
but all that on my actual free (i.e time I'm not doing something that  
would earn me money or help me find paid work).

 From the Foundation point of view, is this allowed? From a community is it  
something to be avoided? I'd take a lot of care to make sure nobody would  
consider this potential campaign to be blackmail, just one way to say  
thank you and to help Tapestry, which has no backing company, progress  
faster.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers!

-- 
Thiago H. de Paula Figueiredo
Tapestry, Java and Hibernate consultant and developer
http://machina.com.br

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