[kde-community] Fundraiser money handling/redistribution - Re: KDE fundraisers and things we've learned
bruno.coudoin at gcompris.net
Tue Dec 30 18:29:47 GMT 2014
Le 30/12/2014 18:49, Albert Astals Cid a écrit :
> 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  we had (or
>> it's still ongoing) six more this year:
>> - For the Randa Meetings 2014 
>> - For Krita: open source digital painting | Accelerate Development 
>> - For Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone! 
>> - Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising 
>> - New Unified Graphics for GCompris 
>> - Kommander 
>> Money is not an easy topic
>> but avoiding it doesn't solve the problems. And if people don't know about
>> certain things like that they should coordinate with KDE e.V. in the case
>> of money they won't. So it's on us to tell the community and tell new
>> members of the community.
> This is an interesting topic too and i wanted to bring it up for some time.
> I'd say the type of fundraiser can be split into two types:
> * KDE generic
> - For the Randa Meetings 2014
> - Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising
> * Project specific
> - For Krita: open source digital painting | Accelerate Development 
> - For Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone! 
> - Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising 
> - New Unified Graphics for GCompris 
> - Kommander 
> I'm all for specific projects doing fundraisers for their own things (though
> as said in the previous email i'd like some more coordination happening),
> don't think i'm not.
> Sometimes that projects that have had project specific fundraisers request
> funds from the KDE eV to run a sprint.
> KDE eV funds are not unlimited, so for me sometimes it seems that those
> projects are being a bit unfair to the rest by running their own fundraisers
> and then also asking for money from the common pot.
> What would people think if for those projects that have run "big" fundraisers
> (we don't want to put off people that did a 100€ fundraiser) the KDE eV would
> only sponsor part of a sprint and the rest of the money should come from the
> money they raised independently?
My feeling is that projects begging for money one way or another are
either the most active or have a good plan for it.
The rule you propose would 'punish' at KDE eV level these projects which
may be the best candidate for the requested fund.
What concerns me is that some projects by their nature may be easier to
fund independently. Other low level project with deep or hidden code
which are of major importance for the KDE infrastructure are disadvantaged.
Why don't we give KDE eV funds by comparing what the requester want to
do with the money and what is the added value to KDE as a whole.
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