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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: Donations?
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:53:13 GMT
I find this rather disturbing. Most non-profits to which I donate have 
some provision for designating a subgroup to benefit from the money. For 
example, if I write a check to "San Diego City College Foundation" and 
write "Robotics" in the memo field, it shows up as money the San Diego 
City College Robotics team can spend.

If Apache only manages funds on a whole foundation basis, I will 
probably never add ASF to my donation list.

On 7/21/2016 5:02 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> Apache OpenOffice does not receive donations and does not manage a budget.
> It happens there are some funds "on-account" at the ASF that are available to OpenOffice.
 Those arrived in an unusual manner in the early history of the project.  That exception is
unlikely to repeat.
> Generally, the Apache Software Foundation has a budget and manages funds.  There are
treasurer reports in every monthly Board Report at the foundation level.  You can see those
>  <>.
> In some case, projects can request that funds available for some purpose be expended
on behalf of the project.  For example, application for and renewal of trademark registrations
is done by requests to the VP Branding.  That VP will make requests for budget to cover anticipated
expenses of that kind.  Similarly, Infrastructure might be worked with to fund the contract
labor and any hardware and operating costs of build slaves dedicated for OpenOffice use.
>  - Dennis
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alexandro Colorado []
>> Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 15:22
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Donations?
>> Unfortunately this community hasnt been very vocal about budgeting and
>> is
>> very lurky to know if we have any funds at all at the end of the day, we
>> used to have very clear reports:
>> udget_2011
>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:55 PM, Marcus <> wrote:
>>> Am 07/21/2016 09:26 PM, schrieb Patricia Shanahan:
>>>> In looking at the web pages to see where to insert mentoring offers
>>>> etc., I noticed that
>> has
>>>> a link to "make a small donation". Does that collect any money, and
>> if
>>> good question. But only the Apache treasury can answer this. Please
>> note
>>> the you don't donate to a special project but to the whole foundation.
>> And
>>> the foundation is giving it to the projects.
>>> so might it help with buildbot costs?
>>> You mean getting the hardware and the Infra maintenance paid? I don't
>> know
>>> of other costs.
>>> Marcus
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