[kde-community] Fundraiser money handling/redistribution - Re: KDE fundraisers and things we've learned
Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Tue Dec 30 18:55:57 GMT 2014
El Dimarts, 30 de desembre de 2014, a les 19:29:47, Bruno Coudoin va escriure:
> 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.
> > But,
> > 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.
You're saying they are easier to fund independently, but they should still
have access to the common pot? Seems a bit counter-intuitive to me to be
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