[@OKau] How can we fund important Open Source projects?

Paul Walsh paulywalsh at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 04:06:22 UTC 2015

Rosie, CKAN is a large code base with a fairly long commit history. It is not a great candidate for hackathons (complexity, onboarding, not fun).

Steven, are you aware of the various platforms to support open source development like https://gratipay.com/ ?

> On 10 Nov 2015, at 1:13 AM, Rosie Williams <BudgetAus at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I don't often recommend hackfests but wouldn't that be a way to get stuff done on CKAN?
> Rosie Williams BA (Sociology)
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> From: okfn-au <okfn-au-bounces at lists.okfn.org> on behalf of Steven De Costa <steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au>
> Sent: Saturday, 7 November 2015 11:41 AM
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> Subject: [@OKau] How can we fund important Open Source projects?
> I wrote this from the perspective of a commercial company owner/operator but am very interested in a more broad perspective from those who value the for-good benefit of open data.
> https://discuss.okfn.org/t/a-market-of-donors-beneficiaries-and-contributors-for-ckan-features/1534?u=starl3n <https://discuss.okfn.org/t/a-market-of-donors-beneficiaries-and-contributors-for-ckan-features/1534?u=starl3n>
> Would you put $5 toward a github pull request every so often and help fund developers around the world in making contributions toward open source projects?
> Please note I've raise the potential of running a trial via OK Australia's books if there was interest, so such a thing would be pending approval from our executive Board :)
> Cheers,
> Steven
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