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Re: Linux International General Developer's Fund: Request
I agree with Maddog on this.... for whatever that is worth
"Jon 'maddog' Hall, Executive Director, Linux International" wrote:
> I talked with these people at a recent show, and suggested they write you.
> Instead they wrote back to me, but what the hey.....
> I think that the Linux Documentation Project would be a worthy cause,
> particularly in the case of the hardware needs.
> Instead of compensating writers, I would rather fiance a portion of their
> travel expenses to some technical conference, so they could meet the
> developers and users directly, and so they could (perhaps) give some
> talks. Just "compensating" people may require LI to fill out forms for the
> IRS (I will have to look at the issue of such a low amount as $100. each),
> but re-imbursing for travel expenses is definitely in the realm of LIGDF.
> While some developers may not have the time or inclination to give talks,
> perhaps the documentation people would.
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> I am wondering if LI could give money to the LDP?
> We need hardware, network connection (our main site is in NC, our CVS in Poland
> a FTP in western europe would help) and we would like to compensate
> some authors for their work.
> We do not want to pay authors, rather give them a low compensation (about $100?)
> for the time they spent writing free documentation.
> We are also considering having more dedicaed servers ; any hardware gift
> is welcome.
> The LDP is IRS 501 C 3, non profit, and has been writing free documentation for
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