Gentoo Archives: gentoo-project

From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: gentoo-project <gentoo-project@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-project] [PSA]: Please submit funding requests.
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:32:32
1 The TL;DR is that the Foundation has significant money[0] to spend on
2 improving Gentoo.
4 Gentoo Foundation Inc. has spent over 10 years raising and holding money
5 for Gentoo. In the past, funding requests have been few and far between
6 (typically 2-3 requests per year.) We have more money than expenses in most
7 fiscal years. This means that we have significant money to spend in support
8 of the Gentoo Community and we are looking for useful ways to spend it.
10 Some may ask, why does the board not spend money itself? The answer
11 nominally lies in the Gentoo Foundation founding documents; the board is
12 not allowed to directly influence the development of Gentoo. As president
13 of the board, I mostly take this as a "requests to spend money should come
14 from the community, not from the board." This is why I am sending this
15 mail; to make a more official explicit request to spend money.
17 -A
19 [0] Specifically, we have approximately $160,000 in cash equivalents. I
20 don't expect to spend it all, but I'm trying to provide some idea to the
21 community of available capital. No idea is too big or small, etc.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-project] [PSA]: Please submit funding requests. "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>