Subject: Re: What we're up to, was Re: forking the list considered harmful (was Re: free software vs. open
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 23:59:56 -0500 (EST)

Kirrily 'Skud' Robert writes:
 > But in order to ramp up our development effort, we need funding.  We've
 > identified a number of businesses in our local area who need a system
 > like this one, and we're approaching them for sponsorship.  The deal we
 > are working on is that if they sponsor us to the tune of $10,000
 > (Australian) they get 1 year's support (worth $2,500); $2,500 worth of
 > consulting for specialised add-ons, installation, training, or whatever;
 > and the other $5,000 goes into the overall development effort.  Larger
 > or smaller sponsorships will have the same proportional breakdown.

You're essentially asking to borrow money from them, with no
collateral.  Set your expectations and act accordingly.

-russ nelson <>
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