Re: Debian accepting Social Micropayment?
On 08/17/2010 09:49 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Steffen Möller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> 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.
> So far, these systems look like a great way for the micropayment broker to
> make money and rather iffy for everyone else involved. I'm dubious about
well certainly they get a share.
> the desirability of the project as a whole making a substantial
> contribution to Flattr, which in practice is what this would mean at the
I am in no way tied to Flattr. If you know something better then let's go
for that. And we could indeed postpone any per-package-collection until
we have some more experience with it all.