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 )
> 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
> 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.
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