[LRUG] How to fund an open-source project?

Roland Swingler roland.swingler at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 16:08:55 PST 2009


I have no experience in this area at all, but I thought I'd point you
in the direction of
http://groups.google.com/group/clojure/msg/5f40e7048e1f774e if you've
not seen it. Even if you're willing to put in several years worth of
effort for free off your own bat and have a "hip" language it seems
that things don't easily work themselves out in this arena.

All I can say is, good luck!


On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 11:20 PM, Eleanor McHugh
<eleanor at games-with-brains.com> wrote:
> Last weekend at Ruby Manor I talked about my newly launched RubyGoLightly project [0], currently a bit of non-compilable vapourware forked from Marc-Andre Cournoyer's TinyRb codebase. Whilst Google's public release of Go is directly responsible for my taking the plunge on this, the general idea is something I've discussed privately with a number of people in the community over the past couple of years.
> Part of the goal of this project is to get Ruby working in the Google Go environment as I believe the concurrency model it offers will allow implementation choices which are either unavailable or poorly supported in C or C++, and which would be unusual in Java. However my real interest - and this may or may not be feasible - is to help move Ruby into the real-time arena.
> It's potentially a big project and I'd like to be able to work on it full-time so as to make reasonable progress in the coming year but I'm completely clueless about how to raise sponsorship or even whether that's practical. Does anyone with greater experience of driving an OSS project have any advice they're willing to share on this or any related topics?
> Ellie
> Eleanor McHugh
> Games With Brains
> http://slides.games-with-brains.net
> [0] http://github.com/feyeleanor/RubyGoLightly
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