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

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 03:29:35PM +0200, Alberto Ruiz wrote:
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.

In the GNOME Annual Report 2013, the Finance section reads:

        GNOME sponsored two [OPW] interns in 2013, one in the
        5th round and one in the 6th round of the program.

So that's at least $11,000 spent directly by the GNOME Foundation on

When a GNOME developer launches a fundraising campaign, like for Pititi
or soon for Builder, the GNOME Foundation could help financially these
projects. Or the GNOME Foundation could organize regularly call for bids
so that an _experienced_ developer can be paid to work on something
important for GNOME. In my opinion, this would have a bigger impact than
sponsoring beginners (because yes, most GSoC or OPW interns _are_
beginners in GNOME when they start the program).

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