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[Fsfe-uk] Re: GNU Herds' pledgebank

From: Davi Leal
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Re: GNU Herds' pledgebank
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 23:55:14 +0100
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Dave Crossland wrote:
> Here is the recipe for any user to kickstart the development of a free
> software project with no initial funding.
> 1. Estimate the cost of the initial development of the project, "£A"
> 2. Estimate the number of people who want that development work done
>    and are willing to pay for it, "B"
> 3. Divide £A by B to make £C.
> 4. Set up a pledgebank for your project for 2B people at £C cost.
>    (more people pledge than pay)
> 5. Publicise the pledgebank until enough people sign it
> 6. Collect their money - perhaps using the SFLC Conservancy or your
>    own USA 501c3(?) non-profit organisation to make payments tax
>    deductible in the USA and encourage corporate donations.
> 7. Post a job ad on gnuherds.org or similar for developers. Pay
>    them Google Summer of Code style.
> 8. Enjoy.
> (It would be cool if GNU Herds _was_ a pledgebank :-)

IMHO it seems a good idea Dave!  Besides the code development, there is some 
work to do to collect the money. I do not know if the idea is perfect, as you 
exposed it, or can be improved. Any comment?

I have registered such new task:
  task: http://savannah.nongnu.org/task/?7705

Anyway, note I think we do not have human resources to develop it right now. 
Would like some body take on it? Else we can analyze it later.

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