[kwlug-disc] Further meeting topics, further FLOSS Fund recipients

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Thu Jul 9 00:18:41 EDT 2009


On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 11:49:47PM -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> 
> Finally, is it appropriate to nominate something like MySQL for FLOSS 
> Fund contributions, since it's controlled by organizations (Sun, 
> Oracle) that are, at their core, for-profit, non-open corporations?  
> Actually, I don't think MySQL even accepts financial donations[1],  
> but what about the general principle of contributing to commercial 
> organizations?

The criteria: 

- Is it FLOSS?
- Does it accept donations? 
- Do you feel it is worthy of being nominated?

If people don't like the project because it is commercial they are
under no obligation to donate. The same goes if they think the project
sucks. 

- Paul




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