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Re: Donation to GNU Octave

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Donation to GNU Octave
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 11:02:52 -0500

On 9 February 2012 10:15, Schirmacher, Rolf
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Simple and perhaps stupid (as I am not a lawyer neither a tax advisor) 
> questions:
> -  Is there anybody within FSFE who could be supported to work on
> octave?
> - Could FSFE use the donation to hire someone as a person to
> directly fulfil its task (i.e. promote open software as e.g. octave)
> and avoid forwarding money to a non-approved organisation by that?
> Perhaps it is not possible to support "octave" as an organisation
> within the US, but to support some European octave developers
> directly?

I hope this is possible. We certainly have a nontrivial quantity of
German contributors to Octave. For example, the GUI is currently
largely the work of a German, Jacob Dawid, and it seems like that's a
hot topic right now.

- Jordi G. H.

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