On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 06:07:28AM -0400, Bob Mutch wrote:
> Current we are donating $10,000 to 200 projects which is $50 per project.
> Please let me know what license your project is under and the
> page and location in the page where this is stated.
it is a kernel project with additional userspace
tools both GPL, so the relevant urls are probably:
> We will be asking other companies to donate to the list we are
> compiling also.
> This is the acknowledgement I would like placed.
> SEO Company financially
> supports the free and open source software (FOSS) community with
> Project SOS (Support Open Source).
the wiki should allow for something very similar :)
> Find below the 5 requirements and 7 questions I need answers for.
> Sorry to have to send you a form letter like this but I am currently
> over 100 emails behind on this project.
> 1. The project must have a website.
> 2. You must place an acknowledgment of the each donation on your site.
think we can do that on the Hall of Fame
> 3. Your project must be currently active and has produced a software
is active and produces Linux-VServer :)
> 4. Your software product must be released under a free open source
> software license and this must be stated somewhere on your site.
GPL and see above
> 5. You must have a PayPal address or PayPal service that donations
> can be sent to.
> 1. Will you be able to place an acknowledgement of each donation
> on your website?
I think so ...
> 2. What page would you be putting the acknowledgement on?
I'd say a main entry on the Hall of Fame and
a detailed page for each acknowledgement?
so something like:
> 3. What is your PayPal account email?
> 4. What license is your software project released under (GPL,
> LGPL, BSD, GNU, OSI approved, or what ever) and what is
GPL which is GNU and OSI approved
> the URL of the page where the license information is posted?
> 5. What was the date of the first version of your software?
somewhere around October 2001
> 6. How many different versions of the projects software have been released?
many, roughly more than 1500 kernel releases and
at least 50 different userspace tool versions
> 7. Is your project currently active?
I'd say so .. we have a new release candidate
every week and many folks visit the IRC channel
> Also check out my Project SOS page.
> If you don't mind you can digg me at digg.com and even leave a
> comment after you get a donation.
> If you blog or have friends that blog you may want to ask
> them to blog up on the project. The more noise we make the
> more companies that will use my list to make donations and
> the more money that will be sent to support your project.
just a small question, who verifies the lists _you_
put together and send to the companies? I mean, it's
not clear to me how to prevent misuse of that list
by e.g. adding a few additional paypal accounts :)
> Bob Mutch
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herbert Poetzl [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: May 20, 2006 6:15 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Linux-VServer ML
> Subject: Re: Project Support Open Source (SOS) wanted to donation to your
> On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 07:27:30AM -0700, Bob Mutch wrote:
> > Hi my name is Bob Mutch ...
> Hi Bob!
> > .. and I am the owner of Solutions with Service,
> > a Canadian company that uses open source software products.
> > I have started a project called ?Project SOS? (Support Open Source) to
> > help fund free and open source software projects.
> > I would like to make a donation to your open source work
> > http://linux-vserver.org though our project.
> sounds good!
> > Here is the page that how the donations work.
> > http://www.seocompany.ca/project-support-open-source.html
> sounds good too ...
> > There has been a post on digg.com with a few comments from open source
> > developers that have received donations already.
> > http://digg.com/software/Company_throwing_money_at_open_source_projects
> > Do you have a page where you give acknowledgement to your sponsors?
> yep, it's on our wiki:
> > Let me know!
> and here is our donation page:
> > Regards,
> > Bob Mutch
> TIA, and it's good to see that OS (and Free) Software
> _is_ valued ...
> > firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
> > SEO Company.ca
> > 519-636-6636
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