Re: Is anyone spending money for Org-mode?
Joost Helberg <joost <at> snow.nl>
2014-03-14 08:31:06 GMT
I was at the Emacs Conference in London back in 2013; it was a great
experience and there were people from all over the world (only <50%
The idea of an org-mode conference is cool. I'm happy to provide
facilities in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands at Snow, but Amsterdam,
London or Paris seem like a better fit for this.
We may consider piggybacking on the Emacs Conference though, I'm not
sure when it's coming back, but it's something worth trying; it saves a
lot of travelling.
Saving money for an org-mode conference certainly is in line with the
intention of the people behind the donations. In fact, I'll be happy to
donate money then.
>>>>> "Carsten" == Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik <at> gmail.com> writes:
> From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik <at> gmail.com>
> To: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric <at> gmail.com>
> Cc: org-mode list <emacs-orgmode <at> gnu.org>
> Subject: Re: [O] Is anyone spending money for Org-mode?
> Date: 13-Mar-14 23:06
> Hi all,
> one question that was asked: How much donations come in? That varies.
> Some month it is $10, occasionally it can be $100.
> What Bastien and I have done in the past is use this money in a more or
> less private way. I think Bastien has at some point replaced his laptop in
> this way, and all in all I have done the same, I think. This felt OK
> previously, but it is not longer the right thing as far as I am concerned.
> I have seen a few good ideas here.
> 1. Send it to the FSF. That is a possibility, but lets first try to do
> something more Org specific
> 2. A Mug for every contributor. Stretches the available budget, and is
> We could make a list of contributors and start from the most commits or
> 3. Help organise a conference. That would be a very good goal. Are there
> any plans to organise a conference?
> 4. Redistribute to the most active developers for lighting up their day.
> I propose the following: Starting March 1, I will report here the
> donations I get once a month, and we will keep track of it and find a good
> way to spend it. So far this month: $66. Lets revisit the discussion in 2
> or three months. Maybe by then there will be plans for a conference, if
> not, we see.
> - Carsten
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM, Eric Schulte <schulte.eric <at> gmail.com>wrote:
>> Here's an impractical option. I see roughly 280 different contributors
>> to Org-mode.
>> git log|grep "^Author"|sed 's/^.*: //;s/<.*$//'|less|sort|uniq|less
>> Maybe buy every contributor an Org-mode mug?
>> Eric Schulte
>> PGP: 0x614CA05D