[Libreoffice-qa] Fwd: FreedomSponsors, LibreOffice and Bugzilla

Sophie gautier.sophie at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 08:13:09 PST 2013

Hi all,

I'm fowarding a mail from FreedomSponsors asking about an add on our
bugzilla system that links to FreedomSponsors site which is a
crouwndfounding plateform. That means that some bugs could be
crowdfounded for their fix (and it seems it already happened for a
LibreOffice bug). I let you discuss if you're interested or not and will
inform Tony of our decision.
Thanks !

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	FreedomSponsors, LibreOffice and Bugzilla
Date: 	Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:33:22 -0200
From: 	Tony França <tonylampada at gmail.com>
To: 	info at documentfoundation.org

Hi, my name is Tony, I'm the founder of freedomsponsors.org
<http://freedomsponsors.org> - a crowdfunding website for Free/Open
Source Software projects.

In case you never heard of it yet, here's a brief explanation:

    FreedomSponsors is a crowdfunding platform for Free and Open Source
    projects. Specifically, open source project's _issues_.
    It lets anyone place money bounties for open issues that they are
    interested, for which payment is required only after the issue is
    resolved. If the sponsors are happy with the solution, they pay it
    directly to the developer.
    We believe our site can help the Free Software cause and bring more
    people closer to the developers' communities.
    That's the short story. The long story is here [1]

LibreOffice is driving a decent traction on FreedomSponsors [2]

<http://blog.freedomsponsors.org/wine-support-for-libreoffice/>, and I
think that's pretty awesome.

We have developed a plugin for Bugzilla [4]
that when installed, will add a nice, discrete "Sponsor this" link on
Bugzilla's bug pages, just below the "Importance" bit.
Just to illustrate, here's an example of a similar plugin on Jenkins
JIRA - [5] <https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-13000>.

I'm hoping that LibreOffice will consider adopting it. Do you think
that's a good idea?
If you need anything from FreedomSponsors, just let me know. :-)


[1] - http://freedomsponsors.org/faq
[2] -
[3] - http://blog.freedomsponsors.org/wine-support-for-libreoffice/
[4] - https://github.com/freedomsponsors/freedomsponsors-bugzilla-plugin
[5] - https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-13000

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