[RFC] Sponsorship Questions

Rich Brown richb.hanover at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 11:51:34 EDT 2017

Hi Jo,

This is great news. I would definitely be supportive of outside sponsorship if:

- We can use the contributions/support that they're willing to provide.
- They add value to the LEDE name

In the spirit of not negotiating this in public, I'll also send a private message listing some other thoughts.

Best regards,

Rich Brown

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 11:32 AM, Jo-Philipp Wich <jo at mein.io> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'd like to discuss whats your stance on sponsorship for the LEDE
> project is.
> I've been asked off-list by an interested party what the requirements
> are to become an officially recognized LEDE sponsor.
> The sponsor is willing to provide computing resources and to make
> hardware donations, along with potential financial support, depending on
> the legal requirements etc.
> In return, the interested party wants to be mentioned as a recognized
> LEDE sponsor (which can e.g. happen in the form of a link / logo on the
> LEDE project web page and an official announcement to the list) in order
> to leverage this position when talking to OEMs and chipset manufacturers.
> The potential sponsor is committed to support the open source
> development at LEDE and trying to aid with development for hardware that
> is covered by NDAs.
> I have promised that I'll take the matter to the list in order to
> facilitate more feedback on how to proceed and to gather a set of
> opinions among the developers.
> So the questions are:
> 1) Are you okay with endorsing a 3rd party as offical LEDE sponsor?
> 2) What are the rules you'd like to lay out for such a sponsorship?
> Thanks,
> Jo
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