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From: Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Request for funds
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 18:24:49 -0500
Kurt Lieber wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 07:26:35AM -0400 or thereabouts, Seemant Kulleen wrote:
>>>My fear is that the moment we start to help a dev in need, there will be devs 
>>>in need all over.  What, then, becomes the criteria for selecting Dev A but 
>>>rejecting Dev B?  If that becomes sketchy then the complaint could be made 
>>>(to the IRS) that the Gentoo Foundation is no longer operating in the public 
>>I was not referring to power bills and such.  I was actually thinking of
>>burnt harddrives, cpus, memory sticks etc.  Such things can be purchased
>>and sent (and thus moneys tracked).  In other words, my statement was
>>about things rather than cash.  Having said that, it is entirely
>>possible that it would be a slippery slope with a lot of devs suddenly
>>in need, but I tend to think people are basically good and that that
>>won't happen.
> In general, I don't support the notion of buying things for individuals,
> for many of the reasons Corey already articulated, but also because I don't
> think that such targeted purchases are really the best way to disburse our
> funds.
> I want to see the Foundation sending developers to conferences where they
> can answer user questions, get a better feel for what our community really
> wants, etc.  Broad-reaching type stuff.  I agree that providing a stick of
> RAM to a developer has tangible benefit to Gentoo, but I'd rather see that
> handled via other means.  (private donations, etc.)

(Sorry for my late response)

I'd have to agree with Kurt here as well. I would rather see things that
are more broad reaching in helping Gentoo than offering things

Maybe we should get an ad in the NYTimes like mozilla did ;-) (j/k).

Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
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