On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 18:12 +0100, Martin Nordholts wrote:

> But I still can't see why it would be a bad thing to allow donors to
> donate money to specific features and what legal problems that would
> then arise.

What would be the advantage if we allowed it? I can only see
disadvantages if we allow people to use their money to influence our
decisions on the future of GIMP. And I also expect that it will have a
negative effect on the overall motivation of developers to work on the
code for free.

> The administrative overhead would fall on me to the extent possible, and
> as long as patches are GPL and taxes etc are handled, what legal
> problems would there be? Maybe these problems are bigger than I
> currently see

I am sure there are many that you and me can't even imagine. But I don't
see the point in discussing the legal and admininstrative problems
unless we first come to the conclusion that we consider bounties and
feature-bound donations a good idea. And so far the consensus on this
list and on GIMP developer meetings has been that it isn't.


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