An Idea For Debian Funding From The Community

Why do we need more Money?

In order to be able to afford more developer gatherings (50 per year seems a conservative estimate) Debian needs more money. One can calculate with about 2000-5000USD/€ per developer gathering, which would result in an overall sum of up to 250kUSD/€.

How would this work?

This could work much like the [ Mandriva Club], which "sells" a lifestyle feeling of coolness and l33tness for supporting Mandriva. (As far as i know it was the [ Mandriva Club] that saved Mandrake from bankrupcy and made it profitable again, so there is a lot of potential in this concept.)

How could it work for Debian?

Things to sort out