[development] Asking for donations in contrib
nan_wich at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 15 23:09:20 UTC 2009
Brian Kennedy wrote:
> So much for the F in FOSS.
Im not asking for *you* to pay for my time. But my rent is not free, nor
are any of the bills I pay (like electric or internet), nor is the food that
passes, occasionally, through my system. Those all benefit you, whether or
not you pay to download the code I provide. But if I dont pay them, you
will lose support for that code.
Have you ever seen a module that says Supported by or Underwritten by?
That means that someone paid for that module you get for nothing and about
which you are free to complain.
I would have much more time and incentive to work on those modules if
someone anyone was paying me to do it. Right now, Real Life* is
hindering my ability to support my 20+ modules. I feel very bad about that,
but it is a reality that I must face and so must my adopters.
There are many large companies that would otherwise be paying a large chunk
of change to some vendor for the benefits they get from Drupal core and
contib maintainers. If they would contribute a portion of the savings, the
entire Drupal community would be better off. BTW, how much are you making
from Drupal? How much have you contributed back?
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