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Becoming an XBMC Foundation Sponsor
Kodi is a fairly expensive operation to maintain, and as such, we are always happy to welcome new sponsors to the fold, as additional sponsorships tend to make it easier to further development and spread the word. To become an XBMC Foundation sponsor, any organization may simply contact the XBMC Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With that said, the XBMC Foundation remains a non-profit organization, and as such, we would like very much to combine simple financial growth with definite software and community growth. Keeping that in mind, we ask that all potential sponsors answer the following brief questions in their contact email:
- 1. In a paragraph, could you tell us a bit about your organization?
- 2. Why would you like to become an XBMC Foundation sponsor?
- 3. What efforts have you made, if any, to advance Open Source Software generally and Kodi specifically?
- 4. What level of XBMC Foundation Sponsorship are you interested in?
Each year, the XBMC Foundation hosts a single Developers Conference sometime in early fall, typically in September. Each year we are happy to accept a single DevCon Sponsor to help defray the costs of the Conference. The DevCon sponsor will have its name included on all DevCon t-shirts, including any DevCon t-shirts the organization determines to sell to the general public. The DevCon sponsor will also have its name included in any Conference banners and the Conference and next Beta 1 blog posts. Finally, the DevCon Sponsor will receive all the perks of being a Diamond Sponsor.
The cost of the DevCon Sponsorship is negotiable.
All Diamond Sponsors will be listed alphabetically on the sponsorship page along with their logo, as well as having two links on the front page of the http://kodi.tv blog, at least one of which will be above the “fold.” All Diamond Sponsors may refer to themselves as an “XBMC Foundation Sponsor” or simply as a “Kodi Sponsor.” Diamond Sponsors are invited to come speak to the Team at the yearly DevCon at their expense.
A yearly Diamond Sponsorship costs $10,000, a portion of which may be donated using hardware or services (particularly services critical to the development or maintenance of Kodi) at the behest of the Foundation Board of Directors.
All Gold Sponsors will be linked in text on the sponsorship page. All Gold Sponsors may refer to themselves in press as an “XBMC Foundation Sponsor” or as a “Kodi Sponsor.” Gold Sponsors are invited to come speak to the Team at the yearly DevCon at their expense.
A yearly Gold Sponsorship costs $2,500, a portion of which may be donated using hardware or services at the behest of the Foundation Board of Directors.
Terms and Conditions
The XBMC Foundation reserves the right to refuse or remove any sponsorship for any reason. No goods or services will be transferred to any sponsor in connection with their donation.