Re: KickStarter for Debian packages - crowdfunding/donations for development
On Sun, 2013-06-16 at 07:59 -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-06-16 at 09:47 +0100, Philip Hands wrote:
> > The idea that it's currently impossible to fund Free Software is
> > nonsense. See IBM, HP, Canonical, my customers, anyone that's ever
> > said to a DD (or anyone else for that matter): "I'll buy you a beer if
> > you help me package this..."
> The underlying assumption is wrong here. That only technical people,
> companies with technical people, or people that engage in corrupt
> bribery with alcohol are worthy of having their ideas and needs
> addressed in Free Software.
If you're seriously attempting to equate "I'll buy you a beer if you
help me" with "corrupt bribery", then I suspect the net effect is going
to be that people stop reading the rest of your argument.