Fedora and the world
poelstra at redhat.com
Thu May 15 22:40:59 UTC 2008
Jeff Spaleta said the following on 05/15/2008 03:26 PM Pacific Time:
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not that I think such entities exist... but I don't see how they can
>> give funding without dealing with a non-profit organization or Red Hat
>> were to 'offer' specified services for money with respect to Fedora.
>> In that case some company could then 'pay' Red Hat for say gcc support
>> in Fedora or something.. but there has to be some entity that the
>> organizations would have to do 'business' with.
> The fact that Fedora has a formalized budget now inside the
> fenceline...is a start. Whether how its setup now, is enough to
> position Fedora as an entity one can do 'business' with is beyond me.
> But I think that is exactly the direct we need to continue to head.
Or I wonder if it would be easier for someone that wants to financially
help Fedora to sponsor an activity directly that benefits Fedora?
For example, if a company or person X wanted to help Fedora they could
pay a replicator (or whatever they are called) directly to produce all
of the media for Fedora X to be handed out events. This gets Fedora out
of having to handle the funds and allows internally allocated funds to
then be used for other purposes.
Perhaps this would cause other accounting/reporting problems... I don't
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