On 19/03/21 1:14 am, Philip Hands wrote: > ... > Could it be that people are being protective of their motivation? I agree with this point. Not all want money as their motivation. > ... > I've been pondering how it might be possible to spend more of Debian's > money, and it occurred to me that we could allocate a budget to each DD > which they could spend on pretty-much anything (as long as, for Debian > funds, the expenditure is allowed under the relevant non-profit > restrictions that apply to the funds that we hold -- you could apply > your own criteria of course). > > That way you get to take advantage of the wisdom of the crowd, since > people in various areas of Debian are bound to know about things that > have been left undone for years or decades, that some targeted funding > would almost certainly sort out once and for all. > > You'd probably want to have some sort of oversight (e.g. some ex-DPLs) > just to ensure that the madder ideas get filtered out, but if you ask > people to only suggest ideas that they'd want to spend their own money > on if they had it to spare, that should ensure that most people don't > get too silly. > > Also, one could say that the people suggesting the project should not be > the beneficiary, and should write some sort of report indicating how > well it went before they would get any new budget allocated. People > that had thought of funding things that turned out to be successful > could then be given larger budgets to play with in future. > > Encouraging people to pool their budgets to fund bigger things would > hopefully result in them forming teams of mentors to oversee the work. > > Cheers, Phil. This sounds like a good plan to me. We should have serious discussion on this.
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