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From donald_harbi...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:38:04 GMT
Don Harbison
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Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote on 06/08/2011 06:44:35 PM:

> From: Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Date: 06/08/2011 06:45 PM
> Subject: Re: OOo Monetary Donations
> 
> 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.
Yes. Clearly. The appeal is now very prominently displayed on TDF 
homepage. http://www.documentfoundation.org/ 
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