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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:44:35 GMT
On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:40 PM, Andy Brown <andy@the-martin-byrd.net>wrote:

> 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/
>

I was actually thinking of Freies Office Deutschland e.V. primarily,
http://www.frodev.org/

S.

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