Proposal for donation link in Thunderbird 31

Gervase Markham gerv at
Thu Nov 21 11:12:13 UTC 2013

Hi Kent,

On 21/11/13 10:43, Kent James wrote:
> One of the thoughts that I have had is to allow donors to dedicate their
> donation to a particular bug. 

Before the Thunderbird team decides to do anything that looks like
directed donations or bounties, you would be well advised to acquaint
yourselves with the long and unhappy history of efforts to do this (both
project-specific and generic) in the free software community. It's a
really dense minefield, and the chances of getting blown up are high.

This objection does not apply, of course, to donations intended for a
general fund, where the TB team has discretion on what to use them for.


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