Does anyone else find this number surprisingly low? I think I could even scrounge up that many friends :-)
Lets be really conservative and say we have 100, 000 happy users. Only 0.1% have given Eclipse the nod with some cash?
Am I just in a mood since my running has not been going all that great this spring? :-)
Is it just that people don't know about this opportunity to contribute to the Eclipse community?
For me the items called out to be purchased with the donations are real:
- Providing more bandwidth for users and committers
- Purchasing additional servers to host Eclipse projects
- Sending students to EclipseCon
- Sponsoring Eclipse community events
- logging bug reports
- answering a question in the newsgroup
- contributing a patch
- working as a committer
Now to get really crazy! I would like to challenge us to get to at least 0.5% or about 500 friends before the end of EclipseCon.
With over 1500 people gathering at EclipseCon...the math is simple.
Please let me know if I am missing something.
Also don't forget to vote in the Eclipse elections which are open till 3pm EST March 7.