The unQLite Sponsorship Program.
The UnQLite sponsorship program is dedicated to insuring the continuing vitality of UnQLite. UnQLite is high-quality, Open-source software. The goal of the sponsorship program is to make sure it stays that way.
Sponsors contribute funding to support the ongoing development and maintenance of UnQLite and in return receive enterprise-level technical support and legal assurances that UnQLite will remain open-source.
Sponsors have direct access to the UnQLite source tree, the core developers and receive priority consideration for any bug fixes or feature requests. However, technical control and direction of UnQLite remains with the UnQLite architect and developers.
There are three sponsorship levels, defined by donation and in-return benefits of sponsorship.
Donation level: $100K/Year
Donation level: $50K/Year
Donation level: $15K/Year
Benefits of the UnQLite Sponsorship Program:
Sponsors can call any developer at any time, day or night, and expect to get their full and immediate attention. Sponsors have access to the home telephone numbers and cellphone numbers and work schedules of the core developers so that the developers can be tracked down quickly in a crisis (Platinum Sponsors Only).
The UnQLite developers are eager and happy to write new code or debug existing code for sponsors at request. Sponsors can request and expect to receive significant new enhancements to the public UnQLite code base. Sponsors can also request their own private, proprietary extensions and enhancements (Platinum Sponsors Only).
Sponsors can receive private email and/or telephone notifications and briefings covering new bugs or recently added features. The core developers are constantly watching out for the interests of sponsors and will attempt to protect those interests in every way possible and alert members when their interests are threatened in any way. (Platinum Sponsors Only).
Sponsors can receive support for any version of UnQLite no matter how old. Bug fixes will be back ported to older versions of UnQLite upon request (Platinum/Gold Sponsors Only).
Support requests are accepted from any employee or contractor working for the sponsor. Support is not limited to a single development team as it is with a maintenance subscription or technical support agreement. (Platinum/Gold Sponsors Only).
Support requests, comments, and suggestions for future changes to UnQLite coming from sponsors take priority over requests from all other sources. Sponsors go to the front of the line.
Full access to the UnQLite source tree.
Sponsor logo in the UnQLite homepage plus a brief acknowledgment of their contribution to the project. This is an opportunity for companies to build good will by demonstrating that they are giving back to the community. Or, sponsors can remain anonymous.
How to Become a sponsor
The sponsorship program is available via contract with Mr. Mrad Chems Eddine, the original author and principal architect of the UnQLite project. For additional information (including the sponsorship agreement), please contact Symisc Systems via: