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Re: Low level of activity

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 18:57:06 +0000

Branko Čibej wrote on Sun, Feb 05, 2017 at 23:30:24 +0100:
> On 05.02.2017 22:22, Branko Čibej wrote:
> > On 05.02.2017 22:02, Stefan wrote:
> >> Wouldn't it be possible to also consider getting some
> >> funding/sponsorship/donations?

To elaborate on Brane's reply: the ASF as an organization doesn't fund
development; funding, when present, is expected to be handled directly
between the funders (companies) and fundees (developers being paid).

Nothing stops a consortium of interested parties from pooling their
resources to fund someone's work on feature X, but that is expected to
happen "out of band", not on any *.apache.org place but directly between
those interested parties and that developer.



> >> If enough money gets donated maybe some of the existing committers could
> >> arrange something with their dayjobs (as in being able to work like 20%
> >> on SVN) and therefore be able to contribute more time on SVN than they
> >> can right now?
> >>
> >> Also if some specific features would be put up as examples for
> >> committers who would volunteer to work on a feature, that might be
> >> caught up by companies who are willing to pay for getting the feature
> >> into the subversion core (LuaJIT used that approach, for instance, quite
> >> successfully).
> > The ASF does not accept donations toward any particular project. Whilst
> > we might encourage companies to fund individual developers, we solicit
> > donations for specific features.
> I mean "can't solicit" of course.
> -- Brane
Received on 2017-02-06 20:01:19 CET

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