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Hi Marc,

Thanks for your feedback!

On 27.04.21 20:18, Marc Paré wrote:

IMO, best we consider all categories of donations to the project,
whether it be code, design, QA, Docs, Marketing, Advocacy, financial
supporters to the project (this is our donor-base). If one is assuming
that the code alone has made the project what it is, then, it would be a
sad statement on the TDF/LibreOffice project and would do nothing more
than be-little all of the other contributors donation to time, help and
financial support to make LibreOffice so great a project.

Yes, I agree, which is why the "Get involved" infobar button points to
this general page, rather than one specifically about coding:

This page tries to highlight the many different ways to get involved,
and has non-coding "bite-size tasks" at the start too.

So, yes, I am for this. As far as frequency, I favour every the three
month info-bar. I think every second month a little too quick. I would
also favour more like:

* after 3 months -- info-bar on "Get Involved"
* after 6 months -- info-bar on "Donate to support ..."

That's the current setup that we're using, so you think it's best to
leave it like that -- is that right?

To be transparent of these info-bars, I would like it to appear
somewhere on the official LibreOffice site where the frequency is shown
and perhaps also the rationale for the frequency and a good explanation
of what is meant as "Get Involved" and "Donate ..." (or linked to their
appropriate pages). Make it clear as to where the money is being
invested and to the German non-profit/charitable laws governing the use
of the money ... do the German non-profit/charitable laws/rules force
the project to spend all of the donation income within that fiscal year?

The page that we link to has an
infographic on the right showing what the money is being used for, and
some text underneath about the non-profit status. There's also a link to
"financials and budget", although it's further down the right-hand
column. We're working on a website redesign now, so maybe we can make
those more prominent on the donate page...


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