Fundraising Policy for WordPress Contributor Teams

This document is to outline a policy regarding fundraising and solicitation within the WordPress Marketing Contributor team. 

As an open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. platform with a team of volunteers, it is important to maintain transparency and fairness for all contributors. As such, it is not appropriate to solicit money or other material resources through the WordPress Marketing channel. This is primarily because there is no fair and transparent way to conduct a fundraising initiative while avoiding conflicts of interest within the team.

Project leadership may choose to make exceptions.

Please note that there are a variety of funds and resources available for many areas. You may ask if anybody can direct you to an appropriate place for a request, but cannot fundraise directly with the team through any official channels.

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