Proposal for donation link in Thunderbird 31

Kent James kent at
Thu Nov 21 11:15:13 UTC 2013

Hi Gerv,

You didn't quote the rest of my post, like "But starting down the road 
of rewarding some contributors, while there are insufficient funds to 
reward all worthy contributors, is fraught with peril" I'm pretty sure 
that I already supported your concerns.


On 11/21/2013 3:12 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> 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.
> Gerv
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