Re: OPW; Where does the 500$ for each GSoC goes?

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 02:07:45PM +0200, Sébastien Wilmet wrote:
For the GNOME Foundation, or other similar organizations, it is
different in my opinion. It seems that the GNOME Foundation spends money
on outreach. It *is* possible for the GNOME Foundation to decide to
spend less money on outreach, and more money on something else, for
example on the developer experience.

Like the Linux Foundation, the GNOME Foundation could hire one or more
developers. And spend less money on expensive intercontinental travels.

Read for example this interview with Patrick Volkerding of Slackware:


Would you say your hard work pays, and the development of Slackware
satisfies you economically and personally?

volkerdi) Well, economically speaking the past few years have been
pretty thin. If I hadn't made the strategic decision to head back to
Minnesota several years ago there's no way I could have stayed afloat
living in the bay area. California is not at all a cheap place to live,
and I was always cutting it close out there. Lately I've been cutting it
pretty close here, too. I don't even have insurance any more... knock on
wood. Personally, absolutely. I've made friends all over the world. I
hear from people every day who love Slackware and depend on it for
critical tasks, and who don't want to run something else. Working on the
project is exciting and fun, and the folks on the team are some of my
best friends. It's just not possible to put a dollar value on that.


So the funding of Slackware is entirely used so the main developer can
continue to work on Slackware. I think he doesn't often travel to
another continent…

In comparison, the GNOME Foundation throws lots of money out of the


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