[kde-community] Fundraiser money handling/redistribution - Re: KDE fundraisers and things we've learned

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Tue Dec 30 21:00:55 GMT 2014

On 30 December 2014 at 19:52, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> wrote:
> El Dimarts, 30 de desembre de 2014, a les 19:29:47, Bruno Coudoin va escriure:

>> The rule you propose would 'punish' at KDE eV level these projects which
>> may be the best candidate for the requested fund.
> I don't think It would punish anyone, it think it makes money distribution
> fairer.

The world isn't fair in the first place, neither the market where find your
employer is. Orgs such as companies and universities fund internal
projects based on competition, and metrics are based on goals of these
orgs. And there's validation after completion based on how close to
the goal the org moved.

I know the e.V. isn't here for developing the software or services, so
guess some questions won't be answered. Instead, goals of individuals
or at most sub-projects are and will be visible in this discussion.

Since the e.V. isn't for developing but for supporting, correct me if
I am wrong but it is not going to set objectives related to to
development goals, for example:

- by 2016 make the file manager #1 in popularity on FOSS OSes
- by 2017 ship a leading Qt office document library that companies use
so much that it brings EUR200k in funds every year
- by 2017 make 20% of the budget coming from Android apps we ship (not
by donations from Plasma users but, from the regular payments on the
free market)
- put whatever fits here (outside of the long tail of FOSS desktop environments)

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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