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Re: [tdf-discuss] Donations system: pay for a feature


Hi Everyone,

in any case (!) none has answered to my initial question and moreover has to be avoided changing the thread object and throw away one person's suggest or a simply discuss. So that now I have to renew my question with another all new post!!! Thank you!

[OT] I have donate to LibreOffice some money and sure many of my time since 28.09.2010 to spread his use, to make it in mind to many people in Italy and in my local engineer professional association.

In any case I think that resources like University Students, Google SoC, ... are and remain useful to both sides ;-) (TDF/Community/Users and Students themselfes).

I also want to find an approved new feature list in TDF or LibreOffice site...

Have all a sunny day,

Carlo

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Il 16/05/2013 01.58, Steve Edmonds ha scritto:

On 2013-05-16 07:45, Joel Madero wrote:

Any payments and/or donations must be accounted for and if the person
paying has any intent it to go to xyz, then by regulations we may need to
account for that payment/donation and where it went to.

That is the real problem with targeted donations and payments. There will be a mess in paperwork to deal with it. Opt in, opt out, What it was used for. Keeping track of all of who pays what, for what, can cost more than
thepayment in paperwork and legal fees.

This has been discussed quite a bit on user list and brought up during ESC at some point and I thought the consensus was "we'll just let them do what
they want" and not endorse, support, etc... any of that. I thought that
kept us out of legal muddy waters. It'd be similar to me just going to a
friend who is a programmer and saying "dude, can I pay you $100 to fix this
issue" - a contract completely out of TDF's hands.


Best,
Joel
Would this paid for feature not then create a fork in the code, then are you committing to maintaining that branch until some time (may be never) that the branch feature is voted into the main code base. It seems a bit impractical when you have a continually evolving product to pay to add a feature unless you are assured it will be included in the main code base and maintained.
Steve



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