Re: Regarding the AbiFund

From: Robert Staudinger <>
Date: Tue Mar 24 2009 - 21:22:46 CET

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 9:06 PM, Dominic Lachowicz
<> wrote:


> * Does anyone want to manage the fund, in light of all this? Maybe
> using a different service than PayPal?
> * Should we "donate" this money to Marc and Martin's company, AbiSource, BV?
> * Should we give this money to some of the core developers?
> * Should we use it to purchase hardware? (do we need any?)
> * Should we sponsor some projects that don't get accepted to GSoC?
> * Should we donate it to some worthy non-profit? Feed the
> children/breast cancer/whatever
> * Etc.
> I would like to hear from at least the core developers ASAP (Tomas,
> Marc, Martin, Robsta, Hub, Sum1). And if anyone else has a suggestion
> for how to proceed, I appreciate your feedback.

In order of (personal) preference:

(1) Have AbiSource BV administer the tip jar (probably hard, because
they are a for-profit, right?).
(2) Donate to non-profit. Somehow I like the idea of volunteer work
generating donations that in turn go to non-profit. Maybe we could
change the "donate" button to directly link to some non-profit of our
choice and ask users who like AbiWord to send money there.
(3) Spend it on actually really getting some developers together
again, it's been a few years.

- Rob
Received on Tue Mar 24 21:22:56 2009

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