[okfn-discuss] Setting up 2 Funds (for F/OSS and Open Knowledge)
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Tue Jul 25 19:06:15 BST 2006
Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
> <quote who="Rufus Pollock" date="Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 03:19:42PM +0100">
>>As stated the funding would be oriented towards pieces of software that
>>we use. Thus examples of projects/organizations to which the money might
>> * python
>> * debian
>> * moinmoin
>> * subversion
>> * trac
>> * ...
>>Beyond these there are a host of smaller components/libraries which we
>>use mainly at the python end of things.
>>It might also be good to make some contribution to user tools such as
>>Mozilla/Firefox and OpenOffice which are important in pushing and
>>developing standards (and support for those standards) on which we depend.
> It might be nice to bias the decision toward smaller, less well
> financed, or projects with a large company or foundation behind
> them. $500 isn't going to mean much compared to Sun or Google dollars
> but might mean a core volunteer gets to attend a developer summit in a
> smaller project.
I entirely agree. Any suggestions for particular projects. My
suggestions here had just focused on the more 'obvious' tools/projects
that we are using.
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