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Re: Question to all candidates: financing of development

Hi Julien,

On Sat, 13 Mar 2010, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Compare "Random Joe Developer is soliciting funding for his debian work"
> vs "Debian is soliciting funding for Random Joe Developer's debian
> work".  The former is fine IMO, has no risk of being seen as a "Debian"
> thing, and can be done without involving the DPL or anyone besides
> Random Joe.

In the former case there's no infrastructure if every "Random Joe" has to
solicit funding individually. It will only work with big donors/sponsors
that can pay a full project alone (because they have a genuine interest in
seeing that project completed). With an infrastructure, smaller donations
can be combined, it will have more visibility (since all developers
promote the same thing, and since all completed projects are showing
that the infrastructure is useful and working).

> Why do you think Debian as a project, or the DPL, should be involved in
> this?

I do no think they have to be involved. But if you have an external project
where multiple DD propose projects and promote it (since they want it to
be successful so that their projects are financed), do you really believe
that it would not be seen as a Debian thing?

Raphaël Hertzog

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