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To: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o>
From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
Subject: Re: What could the Gentoo Foundation do with money?
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 02:17:27 +0200
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

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Luca Barbato
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http://dev.gentoo.org/~lu_zero

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