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GNU Herds' pledgebank

From: Davi Leal
Subject: GNU Herds' pledgebank
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:17:28 +0100
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As job site complement,  we would like to add a new feature to GNU Herds,
to be able to sum lots of 2 cents to create a user's predefined job offer.

Please, let us know if you think we must not develop such feature or if we 
must do something special.  As usual we will adapt to your requirements.

Dave Crossland wrote:  (draft)
> Here is the recipe for any user to kickstart the development of a free
> software project with no initial funding.
> 1. Estimate the cost of the initial development of the project, "£A"
> 2. Estimate the number of people who want that development work done
>    and are willing to pay for it, "B"
> 3. Divide £A by B to make £C.
> 4. Set up a pledgebank-joboffer for your project for 2B people at £C cost.
>    (more people pledge than pay)
> 5. Publicise the pledgebank until enough people sign it
> 6. Collect their money - perhaps using the SFLC Conservancy or your
>    own USA 501c3(?) non-profit organisation to make payments tax
>    deductible in the USA and encourage corporate donations.
> 7. Post a job ad on or similar for developers. Pay
>    them Google Summer of Code style.
> 8. Enjoy.

> Its Tiemann's original business plan for Cygnus, as told by David
> Harding [1] and combined with the newer pledgebank concept.
> [1]:

Feature development is a priority for us.  Later I will do what be needed to 
get the GNU Herds project being officially part of The GNU Project and to 
transfer my copyright to the FSF.

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