> > > 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).

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