[kwlug-disc] what would you pay for good kernel documentation?
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat Jun 5 10:26:16 EDT 2010
On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 10:17 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Jun 2010, Lori Paniak wrote:
> > I don't know if it is ready for prime-time yet, but the Flattr
> > micropayment system (http://flattr.com/about ) might be a good
> > option for your situation and FLOSS projects in general.
> > In short, the Flattr user pays a monthly subscription from which a
> > service fee is deducted. The remainder of the money is equally
> > divided between sites where the user clicked the "Flattr" button in
> > that month. The site just gets money in their account and the user
> > doesn't have to futz around with PayPal. It is not clear how sites
> > extract money from their accounts, but they do have to maintain an
> > account with monthly service fees.
> i'll look into it but based on some of the reaction i've read this
> morning, i can honestly say that i've never been as disappointed with
> some of my fellow open source advocates as i am right now. literally,
> someone on the TLUG list just now suggested that he simply couldn't
> justify the kind of donation i was talking about as an acceptable
> business expense for his company.
> you don't really want to know what i'm thinking right now.
Well, that does bring up an accounting question: How does one "book"
donations to an open-source project? Is it cost of software? Donations?
I tend to make donations as an individual.
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