[Dev] Reflection on the Relationship of Money and Parabola

Icarious icarious at hacari.org
Sun Jan 18 15:19:06 GMT 2015

Please Note : This is my personal and absolute view on "Ceata's institutional support for Parabola" as a fellow hacker.

Back in December, when I voiced my concerns regarding Organising Parabola and considering possibilities to accept donations to fund for infrastructure (servers,  domains) and for developers who wish to get paid. I never wished for a change in the social structure how Parabola operates but having an organised approach the way the project works. 

It "may be" one of the options to consider an external organisation which manages the donations for Parabola however I have seen certain problems in the "TERMS" and the tone of talking in "Ceata's institutional support for Parabola".

1) As I already mentioned in #parabola,  I am not in favour of an external organisation having a decisive control over the Project just to manage funds.

2) External Organisations shouldn't interfere with how the project works. I know a different form of rebuttal will come in the similar lines of "that almost every informal group and
association have.", "However, it's the word used by most of the projects in collaborations" , "whatever organization you will chose for the institutional
support for donations and spending, *all* of them will ask you for the structure of your project, the way decisions are taken and the representative(s) to whom can talk.". I am certainly in no mood to see a compromise in the organisational structure of Parabola. I repeat please provide the terms of "Your" organisation instead of referring others, "it's the word used by most of the projects in collaborations". 
3) Personally, I find it irritating when an organisation is not just proving terms, but also trying to teach and dictate about what's wrong with Parabola, what consensus is, or citing how other organisations would offer the same. Please provide "your" terms and leave it to the Parabola Developers to decide on it.   

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