[development] Asking for donations in contrib

Brian Kennedy brianpkennedy at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 19:09:21 UTC 2009

So much for the F in FOSS.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Nancy Wichmann <nan_wich at bellsouth.net>wrote:

> Daniel F. Kudwien wrote
> > The more Drupal's user-base and our community grows the more I think we
> need
> > a "proper" process of dealing with this issue.
> Well, what I'd actually like to become is a professional (i.e. paid)
> contrib. maintainer.  I really enjoy it, but I do have to worry about a
> roof
> over my head and food in my stomach.  If there was some way to fund people
> to do this, I think everyone would benefit.  Those people could concentrate
> on those modules that are most used (assuming our stats are close to
> correct) and could be educated early in a release cycle so that those
> popular modules follow new Drupal releases closely.  That still leaves
> plenty of modules for those who like to tinker.  And, of course, I'd like
> to
> see some basic funding for the core maintainers as well.
> So how do we raise this money?
> Nancy
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