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It has been a while since I have been on The Board, but if the current objections are all financial, then that illustrates a change in thinking and is a good sign.
Part of the reason that fundraising has been difficult is that it is difficult to show value of EF membership. This can be remedied if EF has developers on payroll. Not only would membership give you a vote in setting the direction for these developers, but there could be other benefits. Say annual points that the member can spend to ensure that specific problems affecting them are addressed.
We could also be doing more to explore fundraising from end users… How about “sponsor a bug” that’s integrated directly into bugzilla? The funds are held in an escrow until the solution is delivered. EF or ecosystem developers can fix the issue. If an ecosystem developer fixes the issue, EF takes a cut for facilitating the transaction.
> From: "Konstantin Komissarchik" <konstantin.komissarchik@xxxxxxxxxx>
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