Donation/sponsorship

The sponsors page on Get Fedora says:

This resulted in someone emailing the admin address to ask about sponsoring Flock. That’s reasonable from an outside perspective, but it’s not what we intended. (The Flock website lists the correct address).

I was going to update the text, but I think there’s a broader question to address. I’m starting this discussion at the Council because I think it’s a question for us to decide at a high level and then we can figure out the specific implementation.

Do we want to

  1. Continue to have a general solicitation for donation/sponsorship
  2. List explicit options
  3. Remove that text entirely
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I think we should go with the second option. We can’t just take (nor do we want) any arbitrary form of donation/sponsorship, so we should be clear about what avenues for sponsorship are available.

For example, the site could read (pretend there are links here)

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Yeah, I think a list of options is good. I’m not entirely sure about that third one, though :classic_smiley:

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Nothing immediately comes to mind for me for sponsorship that falls outside of these two options.

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One additional option we have had in the past (and likely why that was pointed to admin@ there) is to donate server / datacenter resources. We have a number of places that provide us with servers and co-location in return for their logo on the sponsor pages. This doesn’t really happen much anymore, but we haven’t been looking for it. Also, we often got “I have this old 486 you can use…” types of things. :slight_smile:

I’m not sure we want to advertise this anymore, but thats the history. Given that amazon is sponsoring us we can (and do) have things there in other regions, so diversity isn’t a big problem anymore.

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Yeah, that’s one of my unspoken questions. Do we really want people approaching us with random offers of hardware? It seems like the answer in 2023 is “no. We will ask for specific things when we need them”.

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Like, “Server-class rackmount RISC-V boxes? Yes please!”

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