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Re: Debian accepting Social Micropayment?

On 08/17/2010 05:43 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 05:02:43PM +0200, Steffen Möller wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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.
I agree. If we go for one, then we should go for all. This is also why I
would like Debian to collect the money and forward it in batches, rather
than forwarding to a collection page of upstream (which we could also do).


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