[Community] Money: Fuel or futile?

wonderphone at posteo.de wonderphone at posteo.de
Wed May 28 23:23:02 CEST 2014

Hi all,

I still believe it would make sense that the community became a more 
formal body and had its own funding base -- apart from the fact that 
more money is always good.

Currently, the social interaction in the community is mainly asking 
questions to the list and having them answered by Nikolaus and Sebastian 
while we are keenly waiting for their devices.

The community being an organization  or a part of it being an 
organization would better enable it to agree and express goals and reach 

For instance, in order to found a German association (Verein) 7 people 
are required. Although we should keep the organization as international 
as possible and it does not necessarily need to be a German association, 
I would like to take that number as a benchmark. Are there 7 of you who 
are interested and would like to start a discussion about it?

I would be hesitant to start the registration too quickly because when 
the setup is wrong so many things can go wrong. We really should take 
our time to discuss the principles of that organization publicly. 
Possible goals could be safeguarding the liveliness of a self-organized 
mobile-community and working on ways to improve funding of software 

Does it make sense? Thanks for your ideas.


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