[Debian-sponsors-discuss] Debian fundraising thoughts.
lfilipoz at debian.org
Sun Mar 10 01:47:36 UTC 2013
On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 05:15:18AM +0000, Luca Filipozzi wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 12:24:37AM +0000, Moray Allan wrote:
> > On 2013-02-25 06:47, Brian Gupta wrote:
> > >1) we need to have a coordinated fundraising sponsorship effort/team
> > Yes. Thank you for putting some time into this topic.
> Indeed, thank you.
> > I would suggest postponing changing how fundraising is done as a second stage
> > after we have a group that talk to each other with a complete image of
> > Debian's fundraising efforts and needs
> Agreed. I suggest that we approach this discussion in the following manner:
> (1) principles - we agree to combine efforts; we agree to allow targeted
> donations; we will split untargeted donations per the following formula or let
> the DPL decide or have an allocation committee, or whatever; or not ... the
> goal here is to agree on how we will cooperate so that once the money is
> flowing we're not having disagreements about how to use it or who has the power
> to decide
> (2) goals - what are our objectives for combined fundraising; debconf,
> hardware, sprints, etc.; what are our objectives for donors: recognition,
> co-marketing, endorsement, etc.
> (3) strategies - corporate giving, endowed giving, personal giving, matching
> programs, incorporation of debian/spi as a non-profit in new jurisdictions,
> grants, etc.; donor 'levels', etc.
> (4) plans - assigned action items for accomplishing the above
> (5) policies / procedures - as necessary
> (6) technologies - let's not reinvent the wheel if we don't have to (see my sig)
> A useful comparison is http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/
Are there other thoughts on the topic?
What are our next steps?
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