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How do you contribute?
I give more than $50 a year
14%
 14%  [ 7 ]
I give less than $50 a year
8%
 8%  [ 4 ]
I buy merchandise that helps support the project.
14%
 14%  [ 7 ]
I don't contribute but I think I should.
53%
 53%  [ 26 ]
I don't contribute and don't think I should.
10%
 10%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 49

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:31 pm    Post subject: Do you give money to Open Source projects? Reply with quote

I was just curious on how many people donate money to their favorite open source projects. How do you contribute?

I haven't in the past but I plan to start soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the option "I'm contributing source code or docs instead of money"? That's what a lot of Gentoo users do by making ebuilds.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I contribute code, money, and bug reports ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thaldyron wrote:
What about the option "I'm contributing source code or docs instead of money"? That's what a lot of Gentoo users do by making ebuilds.


Thats how I would contribute. I don't think i'd buy any merchandise or contribute hard cash.

Developers do what they do because they want to, I shouldn't have to give them anything.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do not do any contributing... however i do feel like i ought to contribute something, at least to the community as a whole. which is part of why i have begun working on xMEAK... and why i like to try to help people when i know something and no one else has helped them yet...

i do not have any money to contribute
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i contribute bug tracking, ideas, morral support ...i don't have enough money to contribute it :(

p.s. change the poll options, please, i do contribute, and i do think i should, but i just don't contribute money
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use quite a bit of OSS software for both professional and personal use and because I lack the time ( and in some cases, knowledge ) to contribute via code, I give my tax return every year. It varies but usually come out around $300. I spread it around to various causes, some not even software-related ( in the program sense anyway ), such as http://eff.org.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I donate a little to the FSF, which I suppose counts. GNU isn't really Open Source, but it's in that vein.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm broke so I contribute only by reporting bugs and helping others out if I can.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give when I can afford it - it's normally 50-100 $ a year but spread like wildfire - mostly like, this is a cool project, here's a 5-10 spot to show the author(s) that I liked his/her work. I also have an arrangement setup when I ship distros around the world and instead of taking the few bucks for myself I ask people to donate to Gentoo the amount of money they owe me plus what ever they can spare.

I feel bad though, I should give more - especially to the EFF, I haven't even donated to them this year.

I also donate time and skills to various projects writting documentation, writting code, reporting and confirming bugreports that type of stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd give some if I had any. :-D
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

puggy wrote:
I'd give some if I had any. :-D


Bullshit, you'd spend it on beer.... your a student.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

port001 wrote:
puggy wrote:
I'd give some if I had any. :-D


Bullshit, you'd spend it on beer.... your a student.


I'm talking about a net amount. i.e. after beer deductions. :-D
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:21 am    Post subject: An idea (it does happen sometimes) Reply with quote

I was wondering if there was a charity that could collect small quantities of money from people and distribute it fairly to open source organisations as they see fit. That would make donation easier if you wanted to benifit the community as a whole but cant afford much.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I contribute around 50 bux a year in donations 5 bux here and there to programs i enjoy
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