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Feature #12076

Have a sponsor per release

Added by sajolida almost 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Fundraising
Target version:
-
Start date:
04/13/2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Discuss
Blueprint:
Starter:
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Description

We could propose sponsors to be mentioned in our release notes as the
sponsor for each of our releases. The sponsor would pay for the cost of
at least release management, QA, and technical writing for this release.

Our release notes probably generate a lot of views (we should check
that) and might interest sponsors in addition to #6972. The relation
between #6972 and this proposal is open to debate.


Subtasks

Feature #12443: Do stats on the number of views of our release notesResolved


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #6972: Create a "Partners" page Resolved 05/05/2017

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri almost 3 years ago

#2 Updated by segfault over 2 years ago

We talked about this during the contributors meeting. We discussed the concerns about this. Some of us have the feeling this might hurt the public image of the project, making it look cheap or more dependent from sponsors than previously conceived. On the other hand, we acknowledge that the release funding would actually be unrestricted funding, in contrast to other funding which is sometimes only for a specific purpose. It was noted that we need more funding in general and that we would like to have more unrestricted funding. We agreed that we would be ok with this if we make it clear what exactly the sponsor paid for (and what they didn't).

#3 Updated by segfault over 2 years ago

  • Type of work changed from Discuss to Communicate

Not sure what type of work is needed next. Maybe communicating with possible sponsors?

#4 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida

Reassigning now that the discussion part is over.

#5 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Type of work changed from Communicate to Discuss

Some of us feel that this should be discussed again, or at least with more people involved.

#6 Updated by u over 2 years ago

sajolida wrote:

Our release notes probably generate a lot of views (we should check
that)

I'd like to see a figure for this - as this assumption might play a role in our decision to do or not to do this. What do you think?

#7 Updated by u over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to u

I'd like to lead the discussion about this. Sorry for bringing it up again, but it seems it raises a lot of questions which we shall elaborate on before going any further. This should not be discussed during a monthly meeting though, either during the summit or over email, i think.

#8 Updated by u over 2 years ago

After some internal discussion on tails-fundraising@, we decided that we will at first create the Sponsors page and discuss the proposal in this specific ticket at the summit.

#10 Updated by u almost 2 years ago

I think we failed to discuss this at the summit.

#11 Updated by u over 1 year ago

  • Assignee deleted (u)

I don't volunteer to lead this discussion anymore.

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