Hi, the GIMP project has a steady flow of donations coming in. Not much, but the amount has increased since the 2.4 release was made and since the gimp.org website features the "Make a Donation" button more prominently.
Until now we have spent this money mainly on the annual GIMP developers conference which has taken place at the Library Graphics Meeting in the last years. We have also spent a small amount of money on hardware (if Yosh ever collected this money at all). I think this is good and we should continue to use the money in this spirit. We urgently have to get new hardware for ftp.gimp.org and the next LGM is coming. But I estimate that we should have some money left. So let's discuss how to use it. I would like to propose that we use it to bring GIMP developers together in an effort to motivate people to work on the tasks that are important to bring GIMP ahead. I can imagine that it would help a lot if someone who wants to work on a larger feature gets a chance to meet with Peter and Kamila to discuss the user interaction. And to talk to Mitch to get some hands-on tips on the code that will have to be touched. Or if a handful of documenters could meet for a weekend to improve the user manual. Or if GIMP and GEGL developers could get together for a few days to get the integration going. Conferences are often too packed to actually go into details or to work on the code. They are important, but I think it would be nice if we would also be able to fund some smaller meetings that focus on getting work done. What do you think? How could this work in practice? Sven _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer