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Re: Development donations

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Development donations
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2003 15:55:07 +0200
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On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 11:47:08AM +0100, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Hiring someone isn't practical.  The person would have to learn
> the code before they can modify it, this takes a while and the
> fee would run into the thousands.
> One day while reading about gnupg I found some company that
> accepted donations.  Along side the donations there were boxes
> you could tick for what you'd like their developers to work on,
> three of the options were gnupg related but the other was the Hurd.
> At the time I got the feeling it was something to do with Marcus(?)
> I can't find the page now, anyone know what I'm talking about?
> Anyway, I'm interested in this question since I too would like to
> help fund GNU Hurd development, any more suggestions?

That's correct.  g10 Code does employ excellent hackers, and by
coincidence several of them are well-known Hurd hackers.  You can buy
maintenance points for the products g10 Code developed, but also for
related projects we have our hands in (currently, this would be the Hurd).

The site I suggest to start with is

With the maintenance points for the Hurd we can burn company time on the Hurd
software.  If you have preferences as towards what could be done with the
money, I suggest adding that in the comment field, and I think that if there
is a problem targeting a very narrow earmark, we will get back to you and
see if we can't find a compromise.  I should add that for any of the examples
Greg gave (large filesystem support, L4 port or Mozilla port) it would be easy
for us to comply.


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Marcus Brinkmann              The Hurd

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