On 5/13/05, gabriele renzi <surrender_it / remove-yahoo.it> wrote:
> David A. Black ha scritto:
> > Hi --
> >
> > On Sat, 14 May 2005, Friday wrote:
> >
> >> Can we have at least partial control over how our donation is spent?
> >>
> >> It would be nice to allocate x% of our donation to go to specific
> >> projects we value and have the remaining y% decided by Ruby Central.
> >> To keep things simple, x and y can be 50% each.
> >>
> >> For example, it might be attractive for people to be able to say,
> >> "here's $250, I'd like a portion of it to fund bounties for ruby-dl2,
> >> wxruby-swig, or rubygems."
> >
> >
> > That isn't really practical, partly because it presupposes a
> > particular kind of program ("bounties" in your example, but it could
> > be almost anything) which may or may not be something we're involved
> > in (or want to be, or even can be, involved in), and partly because
> > from an adminstrative perspective it would potentially mean having to
> > organize and set up a new program for every donation that came in.
> >
> > But if you're interested in funding a specific initiative, please
> > contact us and we may well be able to develop a way to do it.
> >
> >
> 
> Instead of diverting  part of the funds, what about setting up some kind
> of "bounty management service" ?
> I think just providing infrastructure to publish bounties and to make
> contacts beetween promoters and applicants happen (ad leaving out
> details such as payment, work verification etc..) up to the involved
> people could be a reasonable thing, relieving RubyCentral of
> administrative duties but still providing a single point of reference.
> 
> 

Duly noted.  We may do that some day.

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