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SV: Re: SV: break over (kind of)

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: 2006-07-12 07:25:44 CEST

>>> Hey! Never say never. The Freenet Project
>>> (http://freenet.sourceforge.net/) has a full-time developer who is
>>> funded by donations only.
>> And don't forget, companies always want to reduce the costs. So
>> companies are the least expected 'people' to donate money.
> It's not only cost saving, I can tell you from my own experience. It's

> also the "how to donate", in a bigger company you can't just donate
i.E
> out of a project basket, that would look like hiding money from the
> government or personal stealing from your company :-(

Well, maybe not donate, but paying for a service like for example:
- Having a logo/link on a monetary contributors page
- Being prioritized regarding improvement enquiries/bugfixes/extra
releases
- ...

Of course one could argue that there are some potential problems with a
model like this in an open source project, but I don't think it would be
impossible. (Then if one desires to do so is another matter entirely.)

Hans-Emil

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