[Scribus] Generating funds for and from the Scribus community

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Jul 2 21:12:23 CEST 2007

On Monday 02 July 2007 15:04:09 Pueblo Native wrote:
> Cedric Sagne wrote:
> >  Hi,
> >
> > I am not sure if this has been attempted before, but one way of spreading
> > the word on Scribus could be through seri mugs or t-shirts
> >     which can give awareness for the logo (just a suggestion on the
> > objects, these days they do everything you can imagine).
> >
> >     It could also be a nice way to raise funds from the community to pay
> > for hosting and other development costs - after all paying 20-25 EUR for
> > a t-shirt which generates 15-20 eur profit for the Scribus community is
> > really a
> >     cool way to support the work we all enjoy and actually use.
> >
> >     In that respect more visibility on scribus.net for a way to donate to
> >     the Scribus project is possibly the first step in generating funds.
> > The Scribus project is open-source but this does not mean that those in
> > the community who can afford a small monetary contribution should not be
> > incentived to do so.
> While not completely opposed to the idea, there are a couple of questions:
> 1.  Do we have an idea of where this theoretical money would go.  Before
> we start raising money in any way I'd like a good idea of this.  A pile
> of money sitting around with no set purpose usually starts to draw
> attention, and sometimes the wrong type of attention.

Monies raised would end up in the Team's (read, foundation's) bank account. It 
would be used as appropriate in sponsorship for travel to events, sponsorship 
for things like hosting, promotion etc. There would not be any set purpose, 
however it would not be misappropriated as it would only be used to further 
the development of Scribus.

> 2.  Are we going to raise funds, or increase publicity and awareness for
> Scribus?  The two are not mutually exclusive, but if one is more
> important than the other, it might influence the cost.  I'd see a great
> way of spreading publicity as putting these things out at conventions
> for small town newspapers, etc, where we may not want the price to be so
> high.

Anything such as a t-shirt or whatever would be sold to raise funds and 
promote. Trusted members of the contributor group might be able to take them 
to events that the team could not get to, etc.


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