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Re: [microprofile-wg] Funding MicroProfile Tutorial with 2023 Budget

During the Community Call today, there was some discussion around alternative payment methods such as GitHub Sponsorship or payment disbursal through an organization such as the Atlanta JUG. I have pursued this question and have an answer. Given the amounts in question, the Foundation is not open to payment without a contractual framework in place clearly outlining deliverables by the entity being paid (ideally through an open bidding process). Clark is copied to provide further clarity on this matter if needed. I would say the Microsoft position is very similar.

On 10/2/2023 5:40 PM, Reza Rahman wrote:

Some of you may already be aware that we need to spend the remaining $10-11K 2023 budget soon. We have discussed this matter in depth in the past. The highest priority item identified is funding an official tutorial similar to the revamped official Jakarta EE Tutorial. This has been a long standing gap that probably hurts adoption. It could start with a pretty modest 15-25 page tutorial.

The tentative agreement amongst Microsoft, Oracle, Payara and Red Hat is to directly fund the tutorial with the remaining budget through an open bidding process run by the Eclipse Foundation. To make this happen in a timely fashion, we need to get rolling soon. While $10K probably does not seem much to some of us, in reality it can go a really long way if spent in LATAM, AMEA or APAC regions. I bet we could be in a pretty decent, sustainable place sooner than we think. I bet some of you may even have suitable bidders in mind.

Can you please share your thoughts? Since this is a budget matter, we need to put this to vote soon.


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