[kde-community] Fundraising group -- was Re: KDE fundraisers and things we've learned

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Tue Dec 30 17:18:52 GMT 2014

El Dilluns, 22 de desembre de 2014, a les 21:00:25, Mario Fux va escriure:
> Good morning dear KDE people
> After KDE's first fundraiser (crowdfunding attempt) in 2012 [1] we had (or
> it's still ongoing) six more this year:
> - For the Randa Meetings 2014 [2]
> - For Krita: open source digital painting | Accelerate Development [3]
> - For Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone! [4]
> - Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising [5]
> - New Unified Graphics for GCompris [6]
> - Kommander [8]
> Did I forget one? And all these had different ratios of success.

kdenlive, various amarok ones years ago.

> What we definitely need is better coordination and communication. 


> What do
> you think, would a fundraising workgroup help? Not really a group that's
> doing a fundraising but that's there to help, coordinate and teach and
> distribute their knowledge.

I think this is a must, i tried to get people to join kde-ev-campaign at kde.org 
to coordinate this kind of stuff, but seems i failed since you didn't even 
suggest it ;) I don't care were do we coordinate, but we should coordinate.

Why i think it's a must? Fundraising is not trivial, getting 
comments/suggestions or even active help from people that have done 
fundraisers before is going to really boost your chances of success.

> Proposal:
> Addition to the Manifesto of KDE [7] and there to the Commitments section.
> Something like: all KDE projects coordinate their financial "work" (better
> wording?) with the KDE e.V. (board?)

Not sure the manifesto thing makes sense, it took us quite a while to agree on 
the manifesto and i'd like to think we can just be sensible people without the 
manifesto telling us to be :D


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