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From Paul King <>
Subject Re: @Groovy Champions: Groovy Development Funding ?
Date Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:27:51 GMT
Actually, Apache also accept donations but I think the standard policy is
that it isn't then directed back to a specific project.

I think in general we would be in favor of doing this so long as it was
done well - and most of us wonder whether we have the time to
market/advertise it well. I also suspect that having a well-defined goal
(like what JUnit 5 did to some degree) greatly helps to attract some
one-off investment interest.

Cheers, Paul.

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:16 AM, Jochen Theodorou <>

> On 14.02.2018 22:58, MG wrote:
>> I have asked this before but have not received any reply, so with regards
>> to Groovy Champions: What are thoughts on crowd funding (at least) some
>> part of Groovy development ?
>> Giving someone honors is good, but giving someone money is also nice. It
>> would not necessarily mean that it is actual payment as such, but could
>> also be a thank you that would e.g. allow a major contributor to take his
>> significant other out for a nice dinner.
>> Is this frowned upon (or even forbidden) by the Apache foundation ? Does
>> someone of the main devs not like the idea ?
> It is not frowned upon or forbidden by Apache, as long as it does not
> involve Apache directly. For example you won't be able to give money to
> Apache and Apache gives the money to the guys to be paid. We can set
> something like this up through other means. The problem is the modalities.
> Who gets how much? In the past we did get some small money here and there
> for different things, which usually have been used to finance developer
> meetings and such. Maybe a "prize money" for a specific issue would be an
> option.
> bye Jochen

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