[maemo-developers] "Donate $x" button on Packages and/or Downloads

From: Matan Ziv-Av matan at svgalib.org
Date: Fri Jan 22 14:58:35 EET 2010
On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Andrew Flegg wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:37, Matan Ziv-Av <matan at svgalib.org> wrote:
>> One immediate issue comes to mind - the actual connection of the donation
>> seeker to the project needs to be prominently displayed, while now it can't
>> be known.
> Most of the time, I'm expecting there to be a one-to-one relationship
> between the donation seeker and the primary project author/maintainer.
> This is a way of trying to monetise, slightly, maemo.org so that
> everyone who has an idea can still go the open source route with a
> possibility of making just a tiny bit of money.
>> http://maemo.org/downloads/product/Maemo5/vim/
>> I see that you (together with Marius Gedminas) wrote this marvelous text
>> editor, which in my estimation took thousands of work hours, so I'll happily
>> donate to you. Does this sound fair?
> If we asked for a $1 donation, then yes - I think that's fair.
> Repackaging vim isn't free, after all, and it's an optional donation.
> Obviously it would be stupid of us to ask for a donation of $20
> because:
>  a) we didn't write vim and there'd be threads all over the place
>     about it;
>  b) no-one would donate

Do you not think that if you ask for a donation (be it 1$ or 100$) for 
this work, it should be clear what this work is? Currently the page 
claims that you wrote vim. If you add a donation button to that, it 
becomes fraud.

Matan Ziv-Av.                         matan at svgalib.org

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