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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
Cc: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o>, gentoo-nfp <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] What could the Gentoo Foundation do with money?
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 02:31:33
Message-Id: b41005390805241931h393a44b2kc9bd0a8029d1cf2a@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] What could the Gentoo Foundation do with money? by Luca Barbato
On 5/24/08, Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o> wrote:
> William L. Thomson Jr. wrote: > > > For more of a fun thread. I am just going to list a bunch of ideas I > > personally have had wrt to what Gentoo could do with money. They are not > > listed in any particular order. > > > > 1. Provide all devs with a base development system > > > > Oh cool, wait no. There is a direct adopt-a-dev stuff people could think > more personal and fun. > > > > 2. Sponsors devs to travel to events, seminars, summits, etc > > 3. Sponsors devs for educational purposes, certifications, college, > > trade courses, etc > > 4. Hold an annual Gentoo Conference for all developers and users > > 5. Pay for infra services > > 6. Buy bitchen hardware and toys for infra > > > > 8. Increase schwag and freebie stuff to give away at events > > 9. Sponsors development via Gentoo summer of code, or fall, > > winter, or spring summer of code. > > meh, non core stuff sponsors usually provide. > > > > 7. Buy new hardware to install/certify Gentoo on ( PS 4, new procs, > > big iron, etc) > > > > Usually certification happens from the other side... > > > > 10. Donate/contribute to other projects and charities > > > > We donate already patches, space and so on. > > > > 11. Purchase membership for Gentoo in other foundations ( Gentoo > > being a member of Gnome foundation, or etc ) > > > > Depressing. > > > > 12. Provide hardware to devs working on certain areas, device > > drivers etc ( like buying a bunch of video cards for those > > supporting binary drivers, or odd/expensive hardware ) > > > > Usually hw is provided by the people making it for that purpose. > > > > 13. Buy licenses to commercial apps so we can package and make > > ebuilds available for them. > > > > AHAHAHA no, the commercial app corp could provide us with a license if they > want us to package their stuff. > > > > 14. Provide FREE release media > > > > Why? > > > > 15. Marketing and promotional materials ( flyers to hand out at > > events, banners, booth displays, etc ) > > > > The best advertising is the word passing from happy users to other people > willing to try it. > > lu
So you seemed quick to throw out a lot of those ideas...Assuming we had money what would you spend it on; or are you just against the premise of us having money at all?
> > -- > > Luca Barbato > Gentoo Council Member > Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC > http://dev.gentoo.org/~lu_zero > > -- > gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list > >
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Re: [gentoo-nfp] What could the Gentoo Foundation do with money? Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>