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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Targeted Donations?
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:52:38 GMT
On 13 September 2011 08:23, Fernand Vanrie <> wrote:
> Is  there a policy for "paid" bug repair ?

Yes. The ASF does not pay for code development. There is nothing
stopping someone doing something outside the ASF as long as it
conforms to the trademark rules and contributions are handled just
like any other.


> Greetz
> Fernand
>> On 12 September 2011 19:56, FR web forum<>  wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>> If AOOo did this, it would be completely new (and IMHO the Board would
>>>> have
>>>> to agree to it).
>>> My query is just to have a formally answer to give at our users on the
>>> french forum.
>>> We have sometime this question: "I want to donate, how can I do this?"
>>> What should I say to them?
>> It depends on what they means by a "donation". If it is a significant
>> donation then they should look at the sponsorship programme, see
>> If it is a small donation from an individual user we do not currently
>> have a means for accepting such. Every now and then someone decides
>> they are going to put a process in place to accept small donations.
>> Each time it progresses a little further but at the time of writing it
>> is not (as far as I'm aware) complete. Of course, if someone from OOo
>> would like to help make this happen then we need to talk to
>> fundraising@ to see what can be done.
>> In the meantime perhaps the community could put together a list of
>> external charities relating to the OO.o project and list these on the
>> OO.o site?
>> Ross
>> Ross

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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