hellekin at gnu.org
Fri Dec 19 00:25:51 GMT 2014
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On 12/18/2014 05:36 PM, Tiberiu C. Turbureanu wrote:
> Finally, if joining as an autonomous project in an organization is the
> way the project decides to go for, Fundația Ceata is willing to help
> Parabola. From my point of view as free software activist, founder and
> president of Ceata, Parabola should join a free software oriented
> organization like Ceata. Both SFC and SPI host nonfree distributions.
*** Thank you for your generous offer, Tiberiu.
I didn't offer this suggestion for Parabola to "join" anything, but to
be able to accept transparent institutional support for taking care of
an expressed need to support full-time dedication to the project and/or
compensate people's work.
At any rate, I would recommend against *joining* anything. I'd like to
see volunteer sponsors take care of part of the costs of maintenance of
the community, including some living costs of developers so that they
can spend more time on the project instead of having to work on
unrelated things--again, because that was an expressed need.
Anyway I think there are processes to be invented here, especially to
keep the community's independence, etc. Another way to explore would be
to have people hired by companies for working on Parabola, without any
connection to the companies' profit stream. That might sound
impossible, but keep in mind rich companies host foundations, buy art,
etc., just for the sake of their image. The double advantage of using
SFC, SPI, or Fundatia Ceata, is first that they're more ethically
aligned with the project than corporations, and second, that they
already took care of getting the funds and can allocate them without or
with less influence from their corporate or institutional sponsors.
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