[squeak-dev] Squeak/Opensmalltalk Funding and Organization

Jakob Reschke forums.jakob at resfarm.de
Tue Mar 3 18:03:01 UTC 2020

Keyboard/input handling!


Eric Gade <eric.gade at gmail.com> schrieb am Di., 3. März 2020, 19:00:

> 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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>> *Von:* Squeak-dev <squeak-dev-bounces at lists.squeakfoundation.org> im
>> Auftrag von Eric Gade <eric.gade at gmail.com>
>> *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 3. März 2020 17:00:57
>> *An:* The general-purpose Squeak developers list
>> *Betreff:* [squeak-dev] Squeak/Opensmalltalk Funding and Organization
>> 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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