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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:40:25 GMT
Simon Phipps wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:08 PM, Ian Lynch<ianrlynch@gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>> On 8 June 2011 22:50, Noel J. Bergman<noel@devtech.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> Dave Fisher wrote:
>>>
>>>> Your donation will go directly towards helping this project. Some of
>> the
>>> ways
>>>> in which your funds might be used include:
>>>>        • Hiring independent developers to work with OpenOffice.org.
>>>>        • Paying for participation at trade shows and conferences.
>>>>        • Paying for organization and staff at annual OpenOffice.org
>>> Conference,
>>> OOoCon.
>>>>        • Marketing banners, collateral, CDs and brochures.
>>>
>>>> Clearly there ought to be changes to the page and process when/if the
>>> podling
>>>> happens. This is probably at the ASF Board level... certainly the
>> "hiring
>>>> developers" part doesn't fit...
>>>
>>> Well ... that's an interesting question.  While hiring could happen
>> outside
>>> of the ASF, AFAIK there is nothing to stop us from accepting funds and
>>> having a group (analogous to our Travel Assistance process) that offered
>>> payment, a la Google Code or other.
>>>
>>> I do agree that I'd like to see the Board and Membership weigh in on that
>>> discussion if/when it ever becomes one.
>>>
>>
>> Presumably it would also be possible to have a group outside ASF called eg
>> Friends of Open Office ( FOO) that raised money and put it to code
>> development or marketing or whatever. Not saying that is the best way just
>> its a possibility.
>>
>
> Doesn't one of those already exist?
>
> S.
>

I think your referring to Friends of OpenDocument INC, based out of 
Queensland Australia.  See  http://www.friendsofopendocument.com/newsite/ .

Andy

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