Sponsoring by my Company

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 14:08:07 CEST 2016


Well, sponsoring of a free software project is a sensible matter IMHO,
so I am a bit wary.

To me, sponsoring xfce would be getting paid to work on xfce core or
contributing financially either for the infrastructure or live events
of xfce developers (like a hackfest).

I am not sure I am willing to accept a company logo on the website for
limited events that doesn't really benefit the project itself, unless
I am missing something.


On 11 October 2016 at 13:58, killermoehre <killermoehre at gmx.net> wrote:
> Am 11.10.2016 um 13:29 schrieb Olivier Fourdan:
>> Hi Silvio,
> Hi Olivier,
>> I guess one needs to define "stuff" and define "us" in this sentence.
> "Stuff" would be something like a roll-up poster [1] or tablecloth.
> "Us" is a group of people from Xfce, Geany and Midori here in Germany (and one Czech).
>> And why just events in Germany?
> Maybe not just Germany, but I'm not aware of any other active convention user group.
>> What's the outcome for xfce of your travel to the Prague Linux Days?
>> Did you publish some sort of a trip report for the xfce community?
> Normally, such a venue goes this way:
> Someone of the people mentioned before register booths for the projects, we come together and have a good time with the community, explaining and showing (new) features (like whiskermenu or xfdashboard) and doing live help. It's like the IRC, but in real life. Also we always have people who don't know that Xfce even exists, so it is also advertisment for the project.
>> Cheers,
>> Olivier
> Regards
> Silvio
> [1] http://static8.depositphotos.com/1040728/933/i/950/depositphotos_9337931-Blank-roll-up-posters.jpg
>> On 11 October 2016 at 13:24, killermoehre <killermoehre at gmx.net> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I already asked at #xfce-dev and there was some discussion, but I want
>> > to reach a broader audience.
>> > My boss (Xfce fan) asked if we could put our company logo at the website
>> > as sponsor. In return he would buy us stuff we could use at Linux
>> > conferences here in Germany (OpenRheinRuhr, Chemnitzer Linux-Tage,
>> > etc.). Also he would pay for my traveling expenses (maybe others) as he
>> > already did for my trip to the Prague Linux Days :D
>> >
>> > So what do you think?
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Silvio
>> >
>> >
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