[kde-community] Fundraising group -- was Re: KDE fundraisers and things we've learned

2014-12-30 Thread Albert Astals Cid
El Dilluns, 22 de desembre de 2014, a les 21:00:25, Mario Fux va escriure:
 Good morning dear KDE people
 
 After KDE's first fundraiser (crowdfunding attempt) in 2012 [1] we had (or
 it's still ongoing) six more this year:
 - For the Randa Meetings 2014 [2]
 - For Krita: open source digital painting | Accelerate Development [3]
 - For Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone! [4]
 - Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraising [5]
 - New Unified Graphics for GCompris [6]
 - Kommander [8]
 
 Did I forget one? And all these had different ratios of success.

kdenlive, various amarok ones years ago.

 What we definitely need is better coordination and communication. 

Totally

 What do
 you think, would a fundraising workgroup help? Not really a group that's
 doing a fundraising but that's there to help, coordinate and teach and
 distribute their knowledge.

I think this is a must, i tried to get people to join kde-ev-campa...@kde.org 
to coordinate this kind of stuff, but seems i failed since you didn't even 
suggest it ;) I don't care were do we coordinate, but we should coordinate.

Why i think it's a must? Fundraising is not trivial, getting 
comments/suggestions or even active help from people that have done 
fundraisers before is going to really boost your chances of success.

 Proposal:
 Addition to the Manifesto of KDE [7] and there to the Commitments section.
 Something like: all KDE projects coordinate their financial work (better
 wording?) with the KDE e.V. (board?)

Not sure the manifesto thing makes sense, it took us quite a while to agree on 
the manifesto and i'd like to think we can just be sensible people without the 
manifesto telling us to be :D

Cheers,
  Albert
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Re: [kde-community] Fundraising group -- was Re: KDE fundraisers and things we've learned

2014-12-30 Thread Boudewijn Rempt

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Albert Astals Cid wrote:


I think this is a must, i tried to get people to join kde-ev-campa...@kde.org
to coordinate this kind of stuff, but seems i failed since you didn't even
suggest it ;) I don't care were do we coordinate, but we should coordinate.


I did join that mailing list. I didn't post, I think, even though I should 
be working hard on the next Krita fund raiser.



Proposal:
Addition to the Manifesto of KDE [7] and there to the Commitments section.
Something like: all KDE projects coordinate their financial work (better
wording?) with the KDE e.V. (board?)


Not sure the manifesto thing makes sense, it took us quite a while to agree on
the manifesto and i'd like to think we can just be sensible people without the
manifesto telling us to be :D


Coordinate yes -- but please, be aware that there are some very real 
constraints for a campaign that make it not a good idea to postpone it, in 
some cases. For instance, I cannot afford to postpone a Krita campaign 
if that means I can no longer pay for Dmitry...


On hte other hand, I think I've made good progress with getting Krita 
awareness out beyond the kde/free software/linux world, so it isn't that 
urgent, I think we can try and tie in links and mentions of KDE to a 
bigger extent in our next campaign.


Boudewijn
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Re: [kde-community] Fundraising group -- was Re: KDE fundraisers and things we've learned

2014-12-30 Thread Albert Astals Cid
El Dimarts, 30 de desembre de 2014, a les 19:10:32, Boudewijn Rempt va 
escriure:
 On Tue, 30 Dec 2014, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
  I think this is a must, i tried to get people to join
  kde-ev-campa...@kde.org to coordinate this kind of stuff, but seems i
  failed since you didn't even suggest it ;) I don't care were do we
  coordinate, but we should coordinate.
 I did join that mailing list. I didn't post, I think, even though I should
 be working hard on the next Krita fund raiser.
 
  Proposal:
  Addition to the Manifesto of KDE [7] and there to the Commitments
  section.
  Something like: all KDE projects coordinate their financial work
  (better
  wording?) with the KDE e.V. (board?)
  
  Not sure the manifesto thing makes sense, it took us quite a while to
  agree on the manifesto and i'd like to think we can just be sensible
  people without the manifesto telling us to be :D
 
 Coordinate yes -- but please, be aware that there are some very real
 constraints for a campaign that make it not a good idea to postpone it, in
 some cases. 

That falls in the i'd like to think we can just be sensible people part :)

Cheers,
  Albert

 For instance, I cannot afford to postpone a Krita campaign
 if that means I can no longer pay for Dmitry...
 
 On hte other hand, I think I've made good progress with getting Krita
 awareness out beyond the kde/free software/linux world, so it isn't that
 urgent, I think we can try and tie in links and mentions of KDE to a
 bigger extent in our next campaign.
 
 Boudewijn
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