Well, for the moment, the very best way to contribute back to Apache
NetBeans is to be involved here:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/NetCAT

In fact, that's more useful at this stage than money. :-)

Gj

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 8:46 AM, ashtonho...@ymail.com <ashtonho...@ymail.com
> wrote:

> It's available https://www.name.com/domain/search/netbeansfield.com
>
> Sent from my Huawei Mobile
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Long Live NetBeans!
> From: John Muczynski
> To: ashtonho...@ymail.com.invalid
> CC: us...@netbeans.incubator.apache.org,geertjan.wiele...@googlemail.com
>
>
> Maybe a NetBeans field -- BeanField -- as in a field where beans are grown.
>
>
> --
> Johnny Muczynski
> 734-262-2045 <(734)%20262-2045>
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>
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 12:13 PM Ashton Hogan <ashtonho...@ymail.com.invalid>
> wrote:
>
>> I like it, I like it a lot. Let's do it!
>>
>> On Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 17:01:20 GMT, Geertjan Wielenga <
>> geertjan.wiele...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Thanks for the enthusiasm. :-) As an Apache project, NetBeans will not be
>> able to earn money directly -- all money coming into Apache goes to the
>> foundation as a whole:
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html
>>
>> However, potentially, there could be an organization that we set up
>> together comparable to Tomitribe (tomitribe.com), i.e., Apache TomEE (
>> tomee.apache.org) has an external organization that provides support and
>> so on -- and also receives money. I.e., we could have a NetBeans Tribe or
>> something like that, which could offer advanced features or maybe fix bugs
>> on demand or something like that, in exchange for money.
>>
>> Just a thought, though something for the future, if at all.
>>
>> Gj
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 5:50 PM, Ashton Hogan <
>> ashtonho...@ymail.com.invalid> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all
>>
>> Like all of you, I use NetBeans to build my own projects. Lately I've
>> noticed a particular competitor IDE being demanded more on job specs and
>> wondered how they managed to grow so big so quick. Turns out they sell
>> licenses as well as offering a free version. I, myself, as a user feel
>> guilty benefitting as much as I do from NetBeans and never having to pay a
>> dime for it, even though I would absolutely do so in a heartbeat given the
>> opportunity. Is there any way that NetBeans can make some income to support
>> its longevity?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Ashton
>>
>>
>>

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