Re: Question for DPL Candidates: Debian $$$
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:50:52AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Other potential usages of Debian moneys are bounties, to which I'm not
> opposed in principle. However, they should obey to very specific
> rules. The first one is that no one already contributing to Debian
> should be authorized to pick them up (no dunc-tank 2). The second one
> is that they should be used only for tasks that we have a history of
> not being able to fulfill by ourselves, and that are considered
> blocking for some needed Project improvements.
Except I'm not sure this would be legal under non-profit law, unless
you're very careful. There's an issue that funds can't be used to pay
someone the equivilent of a 'wage' in this way.
Donations must go into a central pot, and can't be specified for bounty
#263 for example.
I would suggest asking for legal advice if you you want to persue this,
I can try and dig out the previous stuff we got as well.
<gwolf> bah.... Germans. You just put 100 DDs in one country and then they all
become friends of each other.