[PD] PD t-shirts
kyleklip at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 08:24:33 CEST 2009
Yes, I agree that the fund should be for a documentation bounty.
I think that Ben (or whoever makes the shirts) should hold the money in
trust. Perhaps set up an interest-bearing account to save the cash in. Then
create a well-documented (pun?) bounty description of what key features are
to be implemented and the financial payment for each.
You could do micropayments for key help patches or examples, say $20 US
each, or a big bounty for larger sections such as re-organizing existing
patches into a tidy intro library for new uses, with ready-mades to go.
I think this would be a longer lasting value than paying for Pd-con. I'd
love to go myself, but probably cannot afford it...but I'd rather see some
solid documentation be built...or have the financial incentive to do it!
(Not a capitalist, just a hungry belly).
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Ben Baker-Smith <bbakersmith at gmail.com>wrote:
> I'm open to the idea of donating proceeds to PdCon. But, having never
> been, I have some clarifying questions/concerns.
> I would really prefer that any money from sales went toward
> documentation, which in turn will increase useability and make PD more
> accessible to new users. Does the convention encourage/promote
> documentation? Is time spent at the convention trying to increase the
> existing body of literature?
> If so, then I'm all for it. I just don't want to settle on PdCon if
> it's only useful to attendees. (of course, I understand that in a
> good open-source community knowledge gained by any members contributes
> in some way to the knowledge of the group... but I'm talking more
> formal documention rather than more answers on the mailing list)
> Glad to hear the interest. I'm still looking into the best way to go
> about printing, selling, and distributing.
> If someone wants to partner up on this I'd be happy for the help and
> added input.
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 9:46 PM, Alexandre Castonguay
> <acastonguay at artengine.ca> wrote:
> > Hi Ben, all,
> > We did the last batch of t's as a fundraiser for the Convention in
> > Montréal. We managed to pay for another 1/2 plane ticket with the
> > proceeds :-). Maybe the same could be done for São Paulo?
> > The super folks from Graz sent the file they used for the original t's I
> > should still have it if you want.
> > À bientôt,
> > Alexandre
> >> Hello List,
> >> I'm considering designing and selling PD related t-shirts. I haven't
> >> totally worked out the logistics. Basically I was inspired by the
> >> [Bang( shirts that I've seen online, but which are no longer available
> >> as far as I can tell.
> >> Anyway, if I did so, I would like to donate all of the proceeds toward
> >> further PD development, specifically documentation of poorly
> >> documented objects (or example patches, which is basically the same
> >> thing).
> >> How do you all think would be the best way of going about this?
> >> Should I stockpile the money and then offer it to someone as a sort of
> >> grant? That's less than ideal in my opinion. I really don't know how
> >> to go about this.
> >> Any/all input is welcome
> >> -Ben
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