[Dev] Sustainable Donations for Parabola Project

nicolasmaia at tutanota.com nicolasmaia at tutanota.com
Thu Apr 28 01:28:31 GMT 2016

I think André has a good idea there. A wiki page is pretty good for 
condensing this kind of info. If any qualms arise, we can either discuss on 
the talk page or here in this mailing list.

Nicolas Maia
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27. Abr 2016 22:19 por emulatorman at riseup.net:

> On 04/26/2016 09:28 PM, Luke wrote:
>> Hello,
>> It has come to my attention that some of our developers are now working
>> full-time on Parabola (and not getting paid enough to even pay the 
>> bills!).
>> We should come up with a plan to give these hard workers a minimum
>> living wage. The only way I see this possible will be a weekly or
>> monthly giving program, the other options such as KickStarter or
>> IndieGogo are not sustainable on the long-term.
>> As such, I think we should reach a consensus on a good monthly giving
>> platform to use for the project, and how the money will be distributed.
>> I think that the core developers that are working full-time should be
>> paid a reasonable living wage amount for their efforts, and any excess
>> could be given as bounty to part-time volunteers for fixing complex
>> bugs, and/or to help grow the much needed infrastructure.
>> In any case, here are the available platforms that are: a)
>> Libre/OpenSource and b) Monthly or weekly payments options to encourage
>> continued sustainable donations:
>> * GratiPay - >> https://gratipay.com
>> * Liberapay - >> https://liberapay.com>>  (Better I think, since it 
>> includes
>> Team payment)
>> Others/non-free: Patreon,  do nxt, etc.
>> Taxes etc. would need to be handled by Ceate, but I don't think that
>> will be an issue since we already have a good relationship with them for
>> our current donations.
>> Thoughts?
>> Luke
> Good idea Luke, we could create a page called "Crowd-Founding" like we
> did with Donations [0] and put it for the Support section in our main
> page below "Donate". What do you think?
> [0]:> https://wiki.parabola.nu/Donations
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