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Vim sponsorship changes

Bram Moolenaar

The past few years many people have sponsored my work on Vim.  Now
version 7 is nearing completion, beta testing will start soon, very
soon.  A big thanks to all who supported me!  I would not have been able
to do this without your help.

But things are going to change.  I have accepted a job offer and will go
back to a full time job in a few months.  To avoid speculation and
rumours: I am going to work for Google in Zurich.  Fortunately I can
spend part of my time on Vim.  But it will obviously be less than the
past few years when I was working 150% of my time on Vim.

I will no longer need sponsorship to survive.  Therefore, starting the
end of March, all money given for Vim sponsorship and registration will
go to the project in Kibaale, Uganda.  And no, this is not an April
fools joke.

The voting will continue as before.  And seeing people give money will
motivate me to keep working on Vim.  The children need the help much
more than me anyway.  Thus please keep sending money!

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 /// Bram Moolenaar -- [hidden email] -- http://www.Moolenaar.net   \\\
///        sponsor Vim, vote for features -- http://www.Vim.org/sponsor/ \\\
\\\        download, build and distribute -- http://www.A-A-P.org        ///
 \\\            help me help AIDS victims -- http://www.ICCF.nl         ///
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Re: Vim sponsorship changes

Ed S. Peschko
On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 04:29:40PM +0100, Bram Moolenaar wrote:

>
> The past few years many people have sponsored my work on Vim.  Now
> version 7 is nearing completion, beta testing will start soon, very
> soon.  A big thanks to all who supported me!  I would not have been able
> to do this without your help.
>
> But things are going to change.  I have accepted a job offer and will go
> back to a full time job in a few months.  To avoid speculation and
> rumours: I am going to work for Google in Zurich.  Fortunately I can
> spend part of my time on Vim.  But it will obviously be less than the
> past few years when I was working 150% of my time on Vim.
>
> I will no longer need sponsorship to survive.  Therefore, starting the
> end of March, all money given for Vim sponsorship and registration will
> go to the project in Kibaale, Uganda.  And no, this is not an April
> fools joke.
>
> The voting will continue as before.  And seeing people give money will
> motivate me to keep working on Vim.  The children need the help much
> more than me anyway.  Thus please keep sending money!
>
> --

congratulations on the job... Now that you are going to work full time, are you
going to open up vim to other developers/maintainers?

In the perl world, the people who handle the releases, coordination of patches,
etc are called 'pumpkings' and coordinate the submission, application and/or rejection
of many patches... Do you plan on something similar for vim, with you as pumpking?

Ed
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Re: Vim sponsorship changes

Bram Moolenaar

Ed Peschko wrote:

> congratulations on the job... Now that you are going to work full
> time, are you going to open up vim to other developers/maintainers?

Vim has always been open to other developers.

> In the perl world, the people who handle the releases, coordination of
> patches, etc are called 'pumpkings' and coordinate the submission,
> application and/or rejection of many patches... Do you plan on
> something similar for vim, with you as pumpking?

I'm the Vim dictator.  I'm trying to be a good one, but it's never
possible to make everybody happy.

There aren't that many patches coming in, I mostly end up doing most of
the work myself.

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 /// Bram Moolenaar -- [hidden email] -- http://www.Moolenaar.net   \\\
///        sponsor Vim, vote for features -- http://www.Vim.org/sponsor/ \\\
\\\        download, build and distribute -- http://www.A-A-P.org        ///
 \\\            help me help AIDS victims -- http://www.ICCF.nl         ///