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authorThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2011-04-27 00:00:06 +0200
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FOSS Factory.
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-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008
-Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 Free Software
+Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or
any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license
-is included in the section entitled
-[[GNU Free Documentation License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
+is included in the section entitled [[GNU Free Documentation
+License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
If you feel like donating goods or money for the work the developers are doing,
then we're happy to confirm that this is indeed possible. Of course we'd
-really like to have you working with us on the system, but if you're feeling
-generous we won't stop you either.
+really like to have you working with us on the system and become a
+[[contributor|contributing]], but if you're feeling generous we won't stop you
+either.
-Note that you can't donate directly to the Hurd project, but only to either the
-Free Software Foundation or individually to the developers. Donations to the
-Free Software Foundation are tax deducible, see <http://fsf.org/donate>.
+[[!toc levels=2]]
+
+
+# Free Software Foundation
+
+The Free Software Foundation is the GNU project's principal organizational
+sponsor. [Donations to the FSF](http://donate.fsf.org/) are tax deducible.
+However, they can't accept donations addressed directly to/specifically for the
+GNU Hurd project.
+
+
+<a name="FOSS_Factory"></a>
+# FOSS Factory -- a Bounty System for GNU Hurd Work
+
+> Hey, I have more money than time or programming skills, and I'd like to help
+> GNU Hurd development specifically -- how can we arrange for this, where can I
+> donate money for GNU Hurd development?
+
+If you're feeling like this, here is the answer; here you can donate money for
+GNU Hurd development.
+
+As its principal idea, [FOSS Factory](http://www.fossfactory.org/), means to
+serve as a hub and organizational platform for connecting Free/Open Source
+Software developers with monetary sponsors. From
+<http://www.fossfactory.org/aboutus.php>:
+
+> FOSS Factory's mission is to accelerate the advancement of free/open source
+> software by helping people collaborate on the design, funding, and
+> development of innovative software ideas. All software solutions produced
+> using our system are released under free/open source licenses. Our unique
+> model brings the best of innovators from both the entrepreneurial and FOSS
+> worlds together to solve real world problems using the mass resources of the
+> FOSS community.
+
+In very general words, their modus operandi is that the community (including
+the monetary sponsors) works together with the developers on splitting up tasks
+into suitable and assessable sub-projects as necessary, and then act as the
+reviewing instance, deciding on such sub-projects' success (and payment,
+successively). For more details see their [System
+Overview](http://www.fossfactory.org/overview.php).
+
+For now, we can assume that the amount of money to be made by working on a GNU
+Hurd task in this framework is likely to be a symbolic amount only, rather than
+being representative for the real effort that needs to be invested. Software
+development is expensive, mostly due to the amount of time that is needed for
+completing any non-trivial task. Instead, these bounties should be regarded as
+an attraction/reward, perhaps also simply as a motivation for a developer to
+focus on one specific problem, and bringing it to completion.
+
+
+## Working on a Task and/or Suggesting a New Task
+
+In principle, any Hurd-related development task is applicable (for example,
+from the [[GSoC project ideas|community/gsoc/project_ideas]], or from the
+[[open_issues]] list), but it is of course recommendable to match sponsors'
+ideas with those of the developers and maintainers. For this, if you want to
+sponsor a project, but don't know which one to choose, or if you want to work
+on a bounty that is not yet listed on the site, we suggest that you talk to us
+first, either publically on the [[bug-hurd mailing
+list|mailing_lists/bug-hurd]] or privately on <hurd-maintainers@gnu.org>, if
+you prefer.
+
+Both for supporting (donating) as well as claiming a bounty, you have to
+register [at their site](http://www.fossfactory.org/), and proceed from there.
+Please don't hesitate to ask [[Thomas Schwinge|tschwinge]] if you need help.
+
+Continue to explore the [[list of open bounties|tag/bounty]].
+
+
+# g10 Code Maintenance Points
If you've got more money on hand than hacking time, you might consider buying
some [maintenance points](http://g10code.com/products.html#maintpoints) (EUR 10 a point) to
@@ -39,16 +107,17 @@ And for further motivation, some words of wisdom from Marcus Brinkmann:
> don't stop for a while, and just continue on my private time (as I did for
> the last five years, if I might add that ;).
+
+# Hurd Developer Meetings
+
Another possibility is to meet with the Hurd developers at a
[[meeting|community/meetings]] and spend them a pizza or beer or both or
similar.
-# Developers
-
-<small>(alphabetically)</small>
+# Individual Developers
-<!-- TODO. Need some real ikiwiki way of adding such anchors. -->
+Sorted alphabetically.
<a name="Marcus_Brinkmann"></a>
## Marcus Brinkmann