[Squeakfoundation]Funding Squeak Development Through the Foundation?

Jörn Eyrich squeakfoundation@lists.squeakfoundation.org
Fri, 11 May 2001 13:47:58 +0200

"Mark A. Schwenk" wrote:
> And if it takes money, how might we handle it? Should such transactions be
> done outside the foundation, where it would probably fall to the bigwigs to
> fund such development, or companies could contribute a portion of one of
> their developer's time, or perhaps the foundation could serve to pool
> donations from smallwigs to fund development to achieve common goals. It
> would be nice to be able to earmark at least a portion of donations to
> support specific activities.

I think SqF could be useful for pooling donations.
When it comes to money, it's probably a good idea to be on sound legal
YAS has been suggested. If we don't find anything we want to do that
can't be
done while being YAS, we should do it.
IIRC, Dave Thomas offered help with the legal part. Maybe he could
YAS's rules for gotcha's or limitations?

> I think that it might be good to collectively support a core team of
> developers outside the current Squeak Central team.


> But how do you handle the civil unrest between the volunteer Squeakers and
> the paid Squeakers?

I agree with Cees that this shouldn't be much of a problem. If anybody
it's unfair, we will just point out that this is how the world was
... ;-)