Re: Using Debian funds to support a gcc development task
>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ian> Charles Plessy writes ("Re: Using Debian funds to support a gcc
Ian> development task"):
>> given the reminders that Debian refrains from paying developers
>> for their time, I wonder if it would still be possible to make a
>> small contribution that expresses Debian's interest and sympathy
>> to your goal, with the hope that our name will help the
>> crowdfunding effort. Something on a scale that would allow us to
>> answer positively to similar requests without putting a
>> significant burden on our finances... Maybe $100 ? This is the
>> same amount as what Debian is willing to reimburse for travel
>> costs to bug-squashing parties, for instance.
Ian> I think this would be a good idea. (And I speak as one of the
Ian> strongest opponents of Dunc-Tank.)
One area where we could clearly show support is by offering to purchase
hardware for someone doing the work.
We have a longstanding practice of helping Debian developers get the
hardware they need to enable their work. (I don't think that would
extend to paying standard prices for a s390 system; while IBM claims
mainframes are more affordable than ever before, I'm reasonably sure
that doesn't mean affordable on our scales).
It certainly would include m68k hardware.
Had I been asked for m68k hardware in this instance, I don't think I
would have even blinked before approving the request.