Suggestion for new TB: fundraising + bounties

Josh Berkus josh at
Fri Nov 16 18:14:56 UTC 2012

TB folks,

Given that there are 20m TB users, and 99% of them do not have the
skills, or the time, to contribute to TB code, you should have a system
of fundraising and bounties for new features.

Fundraising: both the TB downloads page and the TB About page should
have "Donate Now" links, which should accept credit cards, Google,
Paypal, and WePay.  This money should go into an earmarked account at exclusively for Thunderbird use.

Bounties: a designated committee, made up of Mozilla staff and community
members, should set a list of desired new features and major bug fixes,
and attach bounties to them out of the project funds.

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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