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Re: It may sound stupid...

From: Robert Brockway
Subject: Re: It may sound stupid...
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:50:51 +1000 (EST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Fri, 25 Mar 2011, Tanguy LE CARROUR wrote:

So recently I made a decision. If I have not time to work on it, maybe I should pay someone to do it for me? Maybe not a full time job (I'm not

That's a great way to contibute. I have an OSS consultancy and contribute 2% of gross revenue to OSS projects.

I also encourage corporate users of OSS to budget a contribution or buy services from the core development team.

Quite a number of organisations exist to manage the finances of OSS projects, eg SPI[1].

[1] SPI is a non-profit organization which was founded to help organizations develop and distribute open hardware and software.

Disclaimer: I'm a contributing member of SPI.

Another great way for non-developers to contribute to OSS projects is to write documentation.



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