> > > Now to be clear Theo, are donation via the paypal on the donations page > > > are directly to you and you can do as you see fit, and/or only checks > > > would be best? > > > > Correct, as I see fit. I try to use it for the Project for things the > > Foundation doesn't fund. I declared it that way on the web site. I > > have not used it much for my own needs. > > I'd guess this has been thought of and just throwing in lame ideas > on the off chance it's of any use and maybe it's just extra site coding > work and there are legal complications, if not then are the people in > charge of the foundation website/operation privvy to this list? Is Bob > part of that? > > .... > I wonder if it would gain any traction if there was a separate donation > box and cheque address with a statement along the lines of The OpenBSD > project leader works full time and receives no support from donations > to the foundation. If you would like to also support The project > leader directly then you can do so here or by sending a cheque to. > > _______________Made up example, Don't send here________________ > > Theo De Raadt > The OpenBSD project leader > 8101 160 Street > Edmonton, Alberta, Canada > T5R 2G9 > _______________________________________________________________ > > Alternatively but perhaps more complex behind the scenes?.. a percentage > box so everytime someone makes a donation they can choose a percentage > of their donation to the foundation from 0%-?% that goes to support the > project leader. > > That way I guess the project leader could choose to waive it if the > foundation is ever in trouble financially should they wish so long as > the site foundation site discloses that possibility for legal reasons I > guess?
We've heard numerous times that the OpenBSD Foundation avoids targetted contributions. I don't think what you suggest is the right method of solving this (essentially, splitting a pie).