In response to this GitHub issue:
… I created an OpenCollective page for Dhall:
… so that we can begin to:
- solicit donations
- expense infrastructure
- create bug/feature bounties
If you would like to expense something, just let me know and I can add you to the list of contributors. I tried to add contributors to the project for people whose e-mail addresses I already had.
The first draft of the expense policy is:
Expenses need to be pre-approved using the same process we use for approving changes to the standard. See:
Guidelines for expense limits:
- $700 for each one-time expense (e.g. a bug/feature bounty)
- $100 / month recurring expense (e.g. pay for hosting or build machines)
We do not yet cover stipends for contributors
You can pre-approve an expense by creating a Discourse thread:
… answering the following questions:
- What purpose is the expense for?
- Is this a one-time or recurring expense?
- What is the amount that you wish to expense?
Don’t be afraid to ask! We’ll do our best to work something out
The suggested contribution tiers are the default ones:
- Backer: $5 / month
- Sponsor : $100 / month
… although people are free to donate any amount (recurring or one-time).
I plan to publicize the funding for the first time after the next release (i.e. version 10.0.0 of the language standard) and periodically thereafter.
The main thing I’d like feedback on before publicizing this is:
- Changes to the expense policy
- Changes to the suggested contribution tiers