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Re: Funds, server hosting and more

From: James Read via curl-library <>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 10:03:13 +0100

Go for it.

On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 9:58 AM Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <> wrote:

> Hello team,
> I've decided I want to try a new thing: I want to invoice the project fund
> at
> Open Collective for server hosting and management.
> We have a fair amount of sponsors now. Our funds exceed 100K USD at the
> moment.
> Our biggest expenses used to be the Bug Bounty, but recently that
> responsibility has now been shouldered very elegantly by the Internet Bug
> Bounty. They have their own army of sponsors.
> At the same time, I have spent my own personal money to pay for the curl
> server and I've spent my own (spare) time on its maintanence now for over
> twenty years. I figure maybe it doesn't have to continue to be this way.
> My plan is to charge the curl fund maybe 1,000 USD per month (on a yearly
> basis), to cover for my expenses and work on server "stuff". The amount is
> pretty arbitrarily picked out of the air and is meant to be reasonable and
> cover the actual hosting fee as well as some amount of my server admin
> work.
> I hope nobody feels offended by me doing this.
> More money
> We have more funds to do more good things for the project with. The main
> obstacles that prevent us from using the money are: 1) ideas of what to do
> and
> 2) people to actually drive the ideas in (1) to happen.
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Received on 2022-05-13