Xfce project and financial contributions

Kevin Bowen kevin.bowen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 03:07:28 CEST 2021

It appears that Open Collective has admitted an error and reversed their 
decision for not allowing Xfce to join one of their communities/fiscal 
hosts. *shrug* I'll pick this up again next week.


On 4/15/21 1:41 PM, Kevin Bowen wrote:
> Update:
> Open Collective is quickly being moved off of the table as a viable 
> fiscal host for the Xfce project.
> I had applied to join one of there collective, and was rejected 
> because Xfce did not meet their criteria.
> https://www.oscollective.org/#criteria
> I can only guess that Xfce is not popular, or open source enough for 
> them. Perhaps we don't have enough GitHub stars on our repositories. 
> :-/ I don't really know as they have not responded to my specific 
> questions.
> I am still sort of engaged with them; but, this reception may be a 
> good indicator that we may not want to deal with them. We shall see.
> Kevin
> On 4/13/21 9:22 PM, Kevin Bowen wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> The Xfce project is currently in the process of looking to engage 
>> with a new
>> organization to help us manage our collective funds as well as allow 
>> us to
>> solicit donations and encourage fundraising efforts directed to end 
>> users who
>> would like to support Xfce financially.
>> Back in June 2020, Simon had elaborated 
>> [here](https://simon.shimmerproject.org/2020/06/18/why-bountysource-why/)
>> as well as 
>> [here](https://simon.shimmerproject.org/2020/06/26/bountysource-update/)
>> on some of the issues encountered with Bountysource and that Xfce 
>> has, subsequently,
>> disabled its bug bounties and is looking to separate from its 
>> association with
>> Bountysource.
>> As of this month, the Xfce team is considering signing up with 
>> [opencollective](https://opencollective.com/) to assist us in 
>> managing donations and financial contributions.
>> There are a few other options/orgs that are still being considered; 
>> but, opencollective is looking like a contender for where we will be 
>> moving towards to manage collecting funds.
>> Hopefully, we can announce, in a few weeks, that we are open for 
>> business; and,
>> a few new donation buttons can be put up on our pages. Perhaps we can 
>> even do a PR push to do a fundraiser. I am open to suggestions on 
>> how, exactly, to pursue this.
>> That being said, I would like to open this up to the general dev 
>> mailing list for discussion and feedback for at least two weeks 
>> before we make a final decision. As of today, the decision to go with 
>> opencollective is not yet final.
>> Any constructive feedback is welcome. Additionally, we are open to 
>> considering other sites/orgs for handling our donations.
>> Thank you,
>> kevin

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