[Dev] *URGENT* Proposal to organise Parabola

Aurélien DESBRIÈRES aurelien at hackers.camp
Sun Dec 14 08:57:09 GMT 2014

Jorge Araya Navarro <elcorreo at deshackra.com> writes:

> 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
> accessible.
> 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.
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Sounds wise.

Aurelien Desbrieres

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