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Re: forwarded proposal to finance some hurd work

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: forwarded proposal to finance some hurd work
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:45:52 +0200
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On Wednesday 20 April 2011 12:33:24 Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> (I'm assuming you're somewhat familiar with the Google Summer of Code; if
> not please say so.)  For the GSoC, we got more good applications than we
> can accept (which is obviously limited by Google).  My idea is that we
> could perhaps use the money Tanguy is offering for paying another GSoC
> project on our own?  It's less than what Google would be paying (so we
> may need to adjust what we expect from the student), but it's still more
> than getting nothing -- so, either a student is interested in this deal,
> or not.  What do you think?

That sounds like a great idea!

> We'd only need to figure out a method to do this in a legally/fiscally
> clean fashion.

Maybe FSFE can help there. IIRC FSF only accepts general donations to GNU.

> Perhaps some of the general bounty systems -- ``code something, get
> some money for it'' -- could be used.
> Does anyone have any experience with this?

Sadly not, but it sounds like a good idea, too, especially if there are more
people who might want to donate, too.

Maybe we could ask the trisquel people how they do their funding:

→ http://trisquel.info/en/tasks

The donations to them are only cheap for spanish people, though.

Ideally we should have bank accounts in all major countries… I could ask my
wife (worked in a bank before starting her parental break) if we could get one
for germany, but can’t promise anything - I don’t know enough about the legal

Best wishes,

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