[squeak-dev] Squeak/Opensmalltalk Funding and Organization

Eric Gade eric.gade at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 17:59:12 UTC 2020

Sure, icons are one example. I am also thinking VM development. Or to pay
someone to revamp Morphic / graphics, etc. I think these are big scale
areas of improvement that are hard to pull off with lots of small
contributions and therefore would benefit from funding

On Tue, Mar 3, 2020, 12:42 PM Thiede, Christoph <
Christoph.Thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de> wrote:

> ... for example, to hire a professional designer for icons in Squeak ...
> Or were you rather thinking of server fees and so on?
> Best,
> Christoph
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> Hi all,
> What is the current organization for Squeak (and Opensmalltalk) when it
> comes to funding? I know there is a Squeak Foundation, but can't really
> find much information about it. Is there a relevant 501c3 that deals with
> funding?
> One of the reasons I'm asking is that it's very apparent there could be
> lots of improvement across all current Smalltalks if there were more
> funding. Has the Squeak board considered setting up a Patreon or similar
> (there is even Github sponsored projects)? I know that startups like
> Patreon are not a panacea to the large problems with funding projects and
> basic research that exist today. Still, I think you could get a good share
> of the active Smalltalk community to pony up $5 a month or for a year or
> even more.
> --
> Eric
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