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To: "Luca Barbato" <lu_zero@g.o>
From: "Alec Warner" <antarus@g.o>
Subject: Re: What could the Gentoo Foundation do with money?
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 19:31:31 -0700
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
>
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>
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