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Re: [OT] OpenSource Documentation Fund
- To: John <>
- Subject: Re: [OT] OpenSource Documentation Fund
- From: Joshua Drake <>
- Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 09:38:07 -0700
- Organization: Command Prompt, Inc.
- Resent-Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 12:43:45 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <G2SOYD.A.FGD.4s_L5@murphy>
>Thus I think we need other methods of funding. Governments and
>charitable organizations could be one source. Another is to ask for
>donations from users of Linux, especially ones who have gotten it
>free by downloading or using someone else's CD.
>Sort of like shareware applications. Maybe this could be at least part of
>the solution for LDP funding. Perhaps the LDP should consider developing
>multiple sources of revenue, rather than trying to get it all from one >source.
>OK, I've wasted enough of everyone's time, so I should shut up now I >guess.
The problem with this is the LDP does not exist. Not in a business sense
anyway. That is why Opendocs is paying authors directly instead of
letting the LDP disperse funds.
<COMPANY>CommandPrompt - http://www.commandprompt.com </COMPANY>
<PROJECT>OpenDocs, LLC. - http://www.opendocs.org </PROJECT>
<PROJECT>LinuxPorts - http://www.linuxports.com </PROJECT>
<WEBMASTER>LDP - http://www.linuxdoc.org </WEBMASTER>
Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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