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Re: Considering Making A Financial Contribution to GNU Hurd

From: Almudena Garcia
Subject: Re: Considering Making A Financial Contribution to GNU Hurd
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 14:52:22 +0100

A possible way, which don't requires direct financial, It's join the Hurd to contribute platforms. Currently, Hurd participates in Google Summer of Code.
But there are more platforms, like Outreachy or other similar, which allows to pay external contributors for makes a development in Free Software projects.

This could be more useful than a direct money financial, because It make easier to pay and manage to the developers in a legal way.
With direct money financial. can be difficult to pay the developer, because it's necessary to manage taxes, the job agreement it's difficult if the developer is foreign... etc.

El vie, 18 dic 2020 a las 14:42, Samuel Thibault (<samuel.thibault@gnu.org>) escribió:
Samuel Thibault, le ven. 18 déc. 2020 12:18:55 +0100, a ecrit:
> The question is rather whether we have anybody ready to be paid for
> working on GNU/Hurd. Somebody could pop out and say "I'll work for
> that", but he'd need a lot of mentoring before being able to contribute,
> and that alone could possibly simply just consume the money.

One thing that could be accessible, however, would be to direct money
to investigating bugs. That doesn't necessarily require a lot of
Hurd-specific knowledge: just the work on diving into the bugs seen in
applications, and finding out what is going wrong exactly at the level
of the libc (e.g. feature foo is not supported on TCP/IP sockets) can
help a lot into fixing them.


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