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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:14:23 GMT
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.

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