DWService development is carried out largely by a group of volunteers, that in time have built up a service used freely by anyone. As a result of this volunteer approach, a number of tasks, less interesting or important for the developers, are sometimes left behind. In addition, promoting DWService requires our participation at meeting, events and the production of information material, sometimes very expensive for volunteer developers. Meanwhile, many organizations have made an investment in using DWService as part of their operations, but have not had a way to directly contribute to the success and long-term health of the project.
We would like to extend our activities and improve the quality of DWService. Your financial contribution will support the maintenance, improvement, and promotion of DWService. Sponsorship is not a way for individuals to control the development of the project, but rather a way of ensuring the longevity and overall health of the project.
You can support the DWService development with the following financial contributions:
Sponsorships: a sponsorship is an annual commitment of funds to the project.
Donations: a donation is a once off financial contribution to the project.
Sponsors can sponsor DWService for any amount of money starting from 300 USD. Sponsorships last one year, after which they may be continued with a new payment, or allowed to lapse. At or above the following levels a sponsor will be designated as being one of the following class:
Organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring the DWService project should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or to make arrangements.
Sponsoring the DWService project provides the following benefits:
Ensure the sustainability and health of the DWService project.
All sponsors will be listed on this page, ordered by contribution class (Gold, Silver, Bronze) with a link back to the sponsor.
Gold sponsors with a large size logo (60k pixel/300x200px)
Silver sponsors with a medium size logo (30k pixel/200x150px)
Bronze sponsors with a small size logo (6k pixel/100x60px)
All sponsors have a maximum bandwidth greater than the basic users.
Gold sponsors have a maximum bandwidth of 9.4Mbps (on a best effort basis)
Silver sponsors have a maximum bandwidth of 6.4Mbps (on a best effort basis)
Bronze sponsors have a maximum bandwidth of 4.8Mbps (on a best effort basis)
All sponsors will be allowed to use a special version of the DWService logo on their web site, which shows they are a sponsor of the DWService project.
All sponsors will have the technical support, latest bug fixes and updates.
How do we use financial support:
The sponsorship funds will be spent to directly improve the code base of the project, to fund tasks that generally receive less attention from developers, and to fund work on peripheral project tasks so that core contributors can focus efforts on DWService improvements.
As an example, we would like to fund the following project activities:
Fund developers to work on specific aspects of DWService including implementing new features and fixing bugs
Improvement of documentation, workshop materials and tutorials
Implementation of a particular feature (if sponsorship is sufficient)
Donations can be of any amount through PayPal. Even a small donation can make a big difference and help to reach important project goals! Donors will be listed on this page upon request, but do not receive the additional benefits listed above for sponsors.
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Many thanks to the listed and non-listed supporters have provided support or made donations. Names listed here are by specific request (and will be removed after about 12 months). If you have made a donation or provided financial support and wish to appear in this list (no links!), please send an email at email@example.com.