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[tdf-discuss] Paid Developers


I believe, that The Document Foundation can employ Developers for LibreOffice. I believe the 
community is able to get the money for that on a monthly base.

We saw that the community was able to rise 50.000€ in 8(!) days. It will be possible to get that 
money in a year for one full-time developer.
These two examples show that this works even over a longer period of time (note that these projects 
are much smaller than LibreOffice):
- Ardour (http://ardour.org): $4500 are raised every month to pay the main developer
- Linux Mint (http://linuxmint.com): $5500 were raised in April to pay the main developer


Despite from having full-time developers, for volunteer developers it would be nice to get money 
for fixing a specific bug / implementing a feature. Ardour has such a system where you can donate 
for a specific issue: http://ardour.org/bugbounty
I think something like this would bring great benefit to LO, since users can show what they want to 
be fixed most and developers get some money for coding (or at their option donate it to TDF).


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