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

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Fri Jan 22 15:17:08 EET 2010
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:01, Matan Ziv-Av <matan at svgalib.org> wrote:
> I thought maemo was supposed to be a free software community. The standard
> way of supporting applications should be patches.

And testing, documentation, bug triaging, icon design, user support, ...

However, you're now competing against the lure of a relatively
closed-source, fixed-price, have-to-pay app store. Where do you want
new development to go? I posit that a high-profile donation system
WILL be useful in keeping apps open source and surely that's best for
a "free software community"?



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