On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 21:38 +0000, Sam Tygier wrote: > There has recently been much discussion on how long it will take to > finish gimp 2.8, and whether donations could speed this up. > > Krita (KDE's image manipulation program) recently asked its users for > €3000 to sponsor one of their old GSOC students to work for 3 months. > they raised over €4000 quite quickly.  > > I am sure GIMP could raise a similar amount of money with out to much > trouble, and has plenty of old GSOC students to call on. 3 months of > work would make a pretty big shift in release time.
We wouldn't have to try to raise that money. There's a steady stream of donations coming in and we could easily spend twice that money on a developer if we wanted to do that. But at least so far we have always come to the conclusion that we don't want developers to work on GIMP for money. I don't think that donations can speed up GIMP development. On the contrary, paying some developers for their work is more likely going to demotivate others. Sven _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer