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Re: Debian accepting Social Micropayment?

On 08/18/2010 12:46 PM, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> [ all said above, I think ]
>> When asking the spontaneous end user to donate, we shall not expect
>> them to distinguish between the upstream work and our packaging work.
>> I hence find it problematic to collect only for us. A Debian money drop
>> point should exist, and we should also use our presence to help upstream
>> to get some help, just to be fair, and let the user decide what route to go.
> Ehm aren't your two statements conflicting with each other? You want to
> give the choice to the user but you don't expect him to be able to
> choice?
:)  yes. I don't expect anything that is completely fair. I am considering
this money collecting thingy as a service to our users and I do not think
there is a gold standard way to reward adequately (relatively speaking
or in absolute terms) the value of the idea, the team building, the design,
the implementation, the packaging, ... whatever.

And we should not care too much, as long as our own donations continue
to flow. The money should be used for what will be, not as a reward for what
was already done.

We can have two buttons with every package. One for Debian (which should
go to the SPI, not to the packager) and the other for upstream.


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