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


I have a question, please explain me how outreach is mutually exclusive with creating great software? The thing is that we can and we should do both things, create great software and make an effort to do contribution outreach. Because we are a community project, and community projects can't exist without contributions. Software doesn't write itself.

2014-09-14 14:07 GMT+02:00 Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet gnome org>:
On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 08:54:14AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> Is there some specific objection you have with GNOME handling interns of
> projects that are not specific to GNOME?

That is another problem.

What Philip Van Hoof said is that GNOME should focus less on outreach,
and more on software. If our software is excellent, including our
developer experience, the outreach will be done by itself,
automatically. GNOME is already a well-known free desktop, it shouldn't
be needed to spend lots of money on marketing.

Companies that support financially OPW or other outreach programs do
that for good reasons, I'm sure. As far as I understand, this money
cannot be spent on engineering resources, since it comes from different
departments in the company.

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.

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