FreeBSD problems/solutions: voting system & marketing surveys
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Thu Sep 1 17:28:07 UTC 2011
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Vadim Goncharov <vadim_nuclight at mail.ru> wrote:
> Hi Matthew D. Fuller!
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:46:38 -0500; Matthew D. Fuller wrote about 'Re: FreeBSD problems/solutions: voting system & marketing surveys':
>>> In other words, Foundation must act as an intermediate party
>>> between those who will work and those who will pay for concrete
>>> tasks set up by e.g. core@ or by user suggestions/need.
>>> Why it was not done earlier?
>> Actually, it's my understanding that there are significant legal
>> issues which prevent the Foundation from acting in this way (taking
>> targetted donations, acting as an escrow party on specific bounties).
> If that is the only issue, there must be workaround for this. Circumventing
> such legal stoppers for good things is what lawyers are paid for.
> But I am from other country and don't know American law, that is task for
> someone living in USA.
> 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.
> 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 freebsd.org?)
> 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
Contract work (what's being described above) can be done through
commercial entities like iXsystems:
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