[kde-community] Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising

Martin Klapetek martin.klapetek at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 21:59:46 BST 2014

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 10:56 PM, Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org>

> On Wednesday 22 October 2014 21:36:41 Dominik Haumann wrote:
> > today came the thought to me that we also could send this mail to all
> users
> > that once wrote a comment in http://bugs.kde.org. There, we have lots
> (how
> > many????) of users that at least were in touch with KDE through the bug
> > tracker, and since quite a lot of bugs do get fixed, quite a lot of these
> > users might even be happy users and willing to donate to KDE :-)
> >
> > What do you think about this? Maybe we could reach thousands of KDE users
> > this way?
> Hm, this does _sound_ nice, but I don't see it as ethical and it may even
> get
> us into legal trouble. When registering with BKO, users did no give their
> consent to receiving emails about anything other than bugs. If we now send
> them emails asking them for donations, at least some will likely get quite
> angry.
> If we want to do something like that in the future, we have to give to give
> users an opportunity to opt in for other messages from KDE when registering
> for BKO (or when filing a bug).
> Only spammers send unsolicited emails. We are not spammers.

It could be just part of the message Bugzilla sends, like in the footer.

Simple "Make the world better - link". Bugzilla mails always have at least
2 lines footer anyway, like

"You are receiving this mail because:
You are on the CC list for the bug."

Could work.

Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
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