[Dev] *URGENT* Proposal to organise Parabola

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Sun Dec 14 08:38:27 GMT 2014

After reading almost all the emails on this topic, I would like to says few things:

1) Money is not in anyway the problem, the problem is in the heart of man (bear in mind what are my
interests[1] so you can now on what basis I say this) which makes his legitimate needs for money in order to
live with dignity a disorder called avarice. In the same way that food is not the problem but neither being
hungry but the disorder called gluttony which man allows to grow as he stop practicing the virtues.

So yeah, the 99% vs 1% stuff is not a problem created by money but by lack of virtue. Want to solve it? practice
the virtues, now.

2) The project needs money in order to avoid getting its domain expired, using certificates from companies
that aren't included by any web browser (We have an interest of Windows and MacOS users visiting the project's
website without getting scared by a Cert warning, right?) or having troubles with the project's servers and
having to relay in other's people or organization good will in order to have everything working and

3) for what it is suggested, I don't think we need a committee. If people here on Parabola want to present
themselves as project contributor to other people/news reporters/organizations/etc they should assign
themselves a title based on what they do most, i.e.: you only make package? you are a «packager monkey» you build tools for other
Parabolers to use within the project? then you are «Lukeshu», etc.

4) Arch linux provides a way to increase the priority for bug fixes through bounties placed by the users[2], doing the same in
Parabola is not wrong but, since the Arch guys will solve the issue for us, seems to be pointless. What
technical issues presented to the users exists in Parabola that do not exists in Arch? if they exists and
arise from time to time then it may be a good idea. As I said, money is good and it doesn't dim the good faith
and honesty of the contributor which he carries anyway when working to complete the task.

5) The non-profit stuff should be manage by any institution like the Software Freedom Conservancy or alike,
that's for sure.

6) The money will be needed to stay in someone's pocket, I suggest that it get manage by a institution for
non-profits, like a Software Freedom Conservancy but for managing money, then authorized people from the
project (I guess, "the well-known faces" to put it in some way) just need to say "pay this, this and this" and
such institution will use the money in existence to pay for those things (I don't even know if such thing
exists or it is already cover by any institution from the point 5).

Those are my thoughts on the matter.

[1]: https://www.parabola.nu/hackers/#Shackra
[2]: Ok, I remember this, I'm sure they do but I checked today and there wasn't a button to set a bounty or
something alike... maybe I'm confusing the Arch linux bug tracker with some other Flyspray instance I saw on
the internet that have this feature.
Pax et bonum.
Jorge Araya Navarro.
ES: Diseñador Publicitario, Programador Python y colaborador en Parabola GNU/Linux-libre
EN: Ads Designer, Python programmer and contributor Parabola GNU/Linux-libre
EO: Anonco grafikisto, Pitino programalingvo programisto kai kontribuanto en Parabola GNU/Linux-libre

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