Re: What is annoying in the flattr buttons?
On Fri, 12 Nov 2010, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> It's not begging in a sense that someone IS doing some work. It's more
> like "use this thing that I produced, and if you want, you can reward
> me with a few cents". There simply is nothing distasteful about that.
> In fact, I find it courageous, considering the taboo surrounding
> money. OTOH, a beggar doesn't provide any service at all.
Tshepang, I appreciate that you like my "courage" and my willingness to
try new things, but we're speaking of feelings that some people have.
You're not going to change those by telling them they are unfounded.
It's good that they are expressed (as long as they are not turned as
personal attacks) so that we can take them into account and try to avoid
bad feelings when possible.
There are also topics where we must accept to disagree and be able to move
on nevertheless because they are unrelated to our main mission of building
a free operating system.
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer ◈ [Flattr=20693]
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