Re: KickStarter for Debian packages - crowdfunding/donations for development
We already have means of donating to Debian. Making that more
accessible is on the todo and probably your work could help out here.
We have a mechanism for maintainers to point folks at upstream
donation pages, it is only used by two packages so far though:
Tying donations to one payment processor doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
I am very concerned about motivations of Debian project volunteers
being distorted by money so I would suggest only allowing donations to
Debian as a whole or directly to individual upstream projects.
I am also concerned about the distortions that monetisation has had on
the web and worry about the consequences of embedding this into
browsers. Both the modern web and modern web browsers are very
concerning in general though.