Discussion around the DSF Keynote
Big round applause for outgoing board member Dan Cox and incoming board member Alex Gaynor.
Developer members generally have a commit bit. They're trying to expand that though. They want for membership from the broader community.
Corporate members help by putting money into the DSF. From $500 for small up to $5,000k for larger organizations.
It's an honor system on what level you join as a corporate member.
They can also take straight donations as a NFP.
DSF is the owner of the code. Priority number one for them.
DSF "owns" the trademark, but they want it to belong to the community. There's issues though. They have to protect it in order to make sure they can.
What does it mean? Want to start a Django User's Group? You probably can, but make sure to ask so it's official.
Don't call it Django<foo>. Once commerce is involved, the DSF has to protect it.
DSF owns DjangoCon the name. They license its use to those involved in running it.
Starting in 2014, they're going to start doing competitive bidding for 2-year cycles.
Where do they spend the money? In a word: Infrastructure.
Money to people.djangoproject.com, djangosnippets.com, and RDFD.
Quote: We'll buy the pizza [for sprints,] but we won't buy the beer. We don't want official Django events to become "hey let's all go get smashed."
Django docs are so good that publishers don't want to make books!
DSF is interested in helping fund Django training materials so long as they're CC licensed.
They want to spend money on outreach -- make sure that Django is "as big and as popular as it should be."
Quote: Money can buy things. Can it buy bugfixes?
The idea of funded development is controversial. What happens when devs wait around for a bug bounty to show up? Once money enters the equation, the fundamental relationship between developers and the project changes.
It's time for companies to quit freeloading. Get involved in the project, whether that's time, money, or expertise.
First question: "Your biggest idea." "Merch!" It builds community and serves as a conversation starter.
"What's the best way to get involved without taking on a project as big as people.djangoproject.com?"
Administrative. Help with all of the non-coding thing.
One things the DSF can do is help fund a "how to get started" doc for Django groups.
Editorial: There's a lot that can be done hand-in-hand with the PSF here.
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