FreeBSD problems/solutions: voting system & marketing surveys

Mark Linimon linimon at
Thu Sep 1 05:52:51 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 09:52:58PM +0000, Vadim Goncharov wrote:
> The possible solution is: a developer and company agree privately, then
> a company donates needed sum to Foundation, and developer signs contract with
> Foundation for the project as usual, just the sum is known to developer as
> befor. Foundation does not need to know anything about developer/company
> relationship here.

My understanding of American law governing non-profits is: they can't
do that without risking their non-profit status.

> At the very last, if that couldn't be solved with Foundation at all, it is
> possible to do alternative solution: a web page (subdomain of
> where ideas and tasks are sorted by priority, there are listed customers
> and volunteers for each, may be price, and of course contacts: way for them
> to meet and be paid outside 

I've hoped that someone independent from the project would step up and do
this for many years.  Several people have shown an interest, but nothing
has ever happened.  Perhaps you can finally be the one to make it happen?


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