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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Re: [Proposal]: Call for donations
Date Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:46:31 GMT
On Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:22:33 +0200
J├╝rgen Schmidt <> wrote:

> Hi,
> in relation to our budget planning I asked myself if OpenOffice has any
> impact on the donations to the ASF? Well I don't know and we can
> probably figure this out but the question is what can we do ti collect
> more donations and use our brand more effective.
> When I look on our main website I found a tiny donation link in the
> footer only. From my point of view this is not good enough and we should
> think how we can improve it.
> I can think of a much more prominent and more visible donation link or
> whatever to make clear that OpenOffice will still benefit from donations
> to the ASF. We have more IT requirements than other ASF projects, we
> generate more network traffic, etc. and all this cost money.
> Furthermore I can think of a blog post to promote this in some way and
> do a public call for donation. We should of course do this more often
> with any public announcement.
> And opinions or further ideas how we can improve this? It shouldn't be a
> big problem for us to collect the money we need.
> Juergen

While I understand and agree with a call for donations, do I remember that a very early discussion
on this list mentioned that donations to Apache could not be project specific, or am I misremembering
and that the mentioned restriction was only flaw specific? That is, that one could donate,
but could not specify that the donation was to be applied to fix flaw X.

Rory O'Farrell <>

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