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Re: Fwd: protontypes wants to support the Debian Project with LibreSelery

I absolutely understand your fears. Whether a project wants to finance itself through donations and whether these are only used for central infrastructure depends centrally on the type of project and community. Of course, it changes the motivation of the people if the amounts distributed become larger. We take this into account right from the start of the project:

LibreSelery should be seen as an alternative to Tidelift or GitHub sponsors. LibreSelery gives a FLOSS community the opportunity to distribute possible funds without further middlemen.  We are convinced that funding within open source is ideally distributed via open-source software itself. However, as the commercialization and financing of open source projects is increasing, we wanted to present a concept that is more adaptable to different community requirements. In this way, it can be decided in a public process on the basis of a free tool how this is done.

---- On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:56:52 +0200 Pierre-Elliott Bécue <peb@debian.org> wrote ----

Le lundi 12 octobre 2020 à 13:43:49+0200, Jonathan Carter a écrit :
> Hi Debianites, Tobias from protontypes.eu asked that I forward this
> message along. From what I understand, they want to make it easier to
> fund individuals who work on free software.
> He also confirmed that they're working on integrating their system with
> GitLab, which needed some more work because it didn't have the "donate"
> framework that GitHub uses.
> If you have any questions, you can follow up here, I told them that they
> can subscribe to the list to follow up.

So, if I understand well, the idea is to implement a way to have a
"donate" button on salsa which would rely on their work in background to
loadbalance the share between developers of a specific project?

If so, then I feel bad about this idea. Sure, the people paying wouldn't
be the project and hence its philosophy wouldn't be compromised in its
core, but still we would start advertising for payment, which is a huge
step in a way I fear the outcome.


Pierre-Elliott Bécue
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