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


Hello Carlo,

Le jeudi 16 mai 2013 à 14:07 +0200, Carlo Strata a écrit :
Hi Charles,

thank you very much but with "approved new feature" I meant "next 
releases features" that are not yet implemented but wanted features, 
wanted by Community and/or TDF.

I have found something similar here:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA

in the "Enhancement requests (experimental)" link that take you here:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Vote_for_Enhancement

that is, obviously, a set of collected enhanced "issues"...
I also remember that the initial pdf/a develop was done by an Italian 
developer...

I think to be part of the big the digital preservation of electronic 
documents business is one of the good thing to pursuit.

In the famous release plan page would be useful to put the features that 
TDF, Developer and Community intend to include in each version: if you 
want say it a "featured road map", something like this:
http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.5.x_Roadmap

Have a nice afternoon,


We do indeed have a few dedicated page in the wiki as you pointed out,
but as you know we don't have a roadmap they way it is classically
understood; release notes exist however not just at the time of the
release and appear much earlier, in this sense, they are the next
features page you may be looking for.

best,

Charles.


Carlo

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Il 16/05/2013 10.50, Charles-H. Schulz ha scritto:
Hello Carlo,

Le jeudi 16 mai 2013 à 09:09 +0200, Carlo Strata a écrit :
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.

Thank you a lot BTW!

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...
I think we do have what you are looking for:
https://www.libreoffice.org/features/ (and linked pages from there)
https://www.libreoffice.org/index.php/download/4-0-new-features-and-fixes/

and of course, the wiki pages:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.0

Hope this helps,

Charles.


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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