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Re: Debian accepting Social Micropayment?

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 05:02:43PM +0200, Steffen Möller wrote:

there is a new advent on the Internet horizon which is the social micropayment. Regular web users pay in some money and distribute that with respect to their clicks in the web. I feel that Debian should somehow participate with that, i.e. we should have links whenever we display a package in the bts or in the pts, that allows the user to "flattr" or otherwise support that package. The amount collected should then go to upstream. Maybe we should not do this for all packages but only when upstream asks for it.

Needless to say, there should be separate opportunities for Debian and its Blends to collect money by the same mechanism. What do you think? We don't talk about much money here. At least not yet. It is more of a general decision. And it is also interesting to see what bits of Debian, beyond popcon, the users like best.

I dislike the thought of endorsing and promoting specific monetary mechanisms, which is in reality what we do by adding such links.

 - Jonas

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