[Lazarus] [fpc-pascal] FreePascal and Lazarus Foundation

Marc Hanisch marc.hanisch at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 27 10:29:13 CEST 2016


very nice to hear about the foundation. Are you open for personal members?
I would be interested in promoting Lazarus and Free Pascal.
When you get donations, how is the money split to the projects and who
decides about which project is getting how much?

Best regards,

2016-06-27 10:00 GMT+02:00 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>:

> On Mon, 27 Jun 2016, Mr Bee wrote:
> Hi all, This morning I was glad to found this
>> website: http://foundation.freepascal.org It's about time to have a
>> foundation for our beloved projects.  I hope by having this foundation,
>> Free Pascal and Lazarus projects would go forward, being managed better
>> and more professional to produce the best programming language, compiler
>> and IDE for the world.  :) Of course, there are still many things need to
>> be fixed and enhanced on both projects.  This foundation would be the
>> first step forward.  For this foundation, I'd like to say congratulation
>> and good luck.  Regards,
> Thank you.
> How did you manage to find this site ? I didn't make a public announcement
> yet :-)
> I am glad to hear that you approve. The foundation has been in the works
> for
> months, but in the next coming days we'll go public. I was actually
> waiting for the chairman to create a bank account to
> which we can couple a paypal account and a button for donations.
> The idea of the foundation is as stated on the website: the foundation
> will not interfere with design decisions, it is there to help with funding:
> this can be for code improvements/additions, or even making of releases and
> builds. (which takes a lot of time and equipment)
> Lazarus/Free Pascal are volunteer driven projects, and that will remain so.
> This means that some things are left lying because no-one wants to tackle
> them.
> These things can then be taken on by paying someone to do them (if
> sufficient
> funds are available).
> If the foundation can help in other ways, then that can obviously be
> discussed too.
> Michael.
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