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From Ian Lynch <ianrly...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:08:33 GMT
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.
-- 
Ian

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