[development] Asking for donations in contrib

J. Sint Jago j.sintjago at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 13 21:02:50 UTC 2009

I think that would be very acceptable.
It should be clear however how much is required and for what. The ChipIn
system makes this possible.
I see some developers asking for donations to continue/speed-up development.
But pay-palling like that doesn't make clear how much is comming in and what
is achieved. 
(Of course I know developing / maintaining a module is very time consuming -
but doing it this way (specifying funding required vs setting target) keeps
things transparant.)

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Namens Arancaytar Ilyaran
Verzonden: dinsdag 13 januari 2009 21:21
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Onderwerp: [development] Asking for donations in contrib

Hello Drupal,

I've heard the name ChipIn (http://www.chipin.com/) tossed around a few
times in
relation to developing on a donation basis, and I'm wondering how it works
for developers, users and the community.

Specifically, I'm reaching a point in DHTML Menu
(http://drupal.org/project/dhtml_menu) where beside bug reports I often see
requests for some pretty substantial features, which admittedly would be
cool, but would also take a lot of development time. I currently develop and
maintain this module in my free time.

It would be great if I could fix bugs for free but use donation drives to
sponsor new features. That would probably be better than selling
directly, because it is less expensive to individual customers. Do you have
suggestions or criticism on this idea? :)


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