[Debian-sponsors-discuss] Debian fundraising thoughts.

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at err.no
Mon Mar 11 15:50:46 UTC 2013

]] Stefano Zacchiroli 

> On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 10:22:03PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > > As a matter of fact, we (partly) already have this! Via SPI, people
> > > could decide to split their Debian donations on monthly rates. The
> > > problem is that we do not track who is a "supporting member" that way
> > > and who is not. As a result, we can't do anything of the usually
> > > virtuous stuff such as sending reminders about membership expiry, etc.
> > > Some work is needed there, but I do think it'd be worthwhile to do.
> > 
> > I'm not sure it's a good idea to introduce the term «supporting member»,
> Agreed, and I regret having used that expression already :)
> Still, I do think it is "just" a matter of finding good
> terminology. That notion has a lot of merits and I think we should
> embrace it. If we agree with the principle, then we can find a decent
> and non-confusing labels wrt proper project membership. (Comments on
> embracing the principle are very welcome.)

«Supporter» vs «member», perhaps.

Tollef Fog Heen
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