Donation link: next step
da at mozilla.com
Fri Dec 6 19:11:19 UTC 2013
In case people thought we hadn't been down this path before:
- french govt is complex
- part of the value proposition of TB for them is cost — asking for money is a tricky sales pitch
- govts don't “give” money. They buy stuff, or they issue contracts in response to RFPs which they define in a competitive marketplace.
- legal status of the recipient of the € matters, including its jurisdiction.
My advice if looking for donations is to look at non-governmental sources, where disbursement processes are lighter weight.
On Dec 6, 2013, at 9:40 AM, Benjamin Kerensa <bkerensa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anne-Marie has not been with Mozilla for awhile.
> On Dec 6, 2013 7:01 AM, "Vincent" <el.cameleon.1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think that there are some people at the Paris's Mozilla office that may have some contacts with French Government (maybe JB or Anne-Marie?).
> > But I am not sure that they are looking at this list... Is there anybody from Paris here?
> > 2013/12/5 Ben Bucksch <ben.bucksch at beonex.com>
> >> Dave Koelmeyer wrote, On 04.12.2013 02:39:
> >>> If the future of Thunderbird really is as dire as all that, then seeking sponsorship/support/alignment with existing organisations amenable to free software would seem to be one logical course of action.
> >> I think that would be worthwhile angle as well, esp. with the French government.
> >> Any takers to approach them?
> >> Ben
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