[Vm-dev] Joining the GitHub sponsors programme

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Mon Dec 30 21:42:03 UTC 2019

You do like to ask the easy questions, don't you? I wish I had any good ideas about this.

Pretty much the only one I can come up with on short notice is to suggest that people getting paid to do the work as a proper job (which I'm pleased to say has been my situation during much of the times when I've been contributing a lot to the VM) should probably get a much lower 'thank you' emolument than people spending their free time on it.

As for the finances details - maybe SFC has some infrastructure for that?

> On 2019-12-30, at 1:11 PM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>     see https://github.com/sponsors/OpenSmalltalk/waitlist. If we wanted to join this programme several questions come to mind, or are explicitly asked in the application form.
> - philosophical;what are the aims?  Grow the number of collaborators, put food on the table, increase the usage of Smalltalk and/or the OpenSmalltalk VM, etc?
> - tricky; if at least some of the funds are allocated to put food on the table, how do we share the funds so that contributors are fairly compensated but people, who dominate the number of commits such as myself and Nicolas don't take all the funds and hence discourage new people from joining?  How do we evaluate each other's contributions?  Metics such as number of commits, lines of code per commit, etc are just begging to be gamed and abused.  So how this is done is crucial.  What are our aims?
> - practical; where is the bank account/country.  If funds are to be disbursed to participants, how would this be done?
> _,,,^..^,,,_
> best, Eliot

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