I know the different ways a person can contribute to an active Linux distro, or most individual developers, but here is what I am wondering:
1) Say a person wanted to setup a Trust, and after their death, wanted this Trust to be donated to Linux as a whole. What organization would the Trust go to?
2) Is there an organization which a person can donate to, which divides up donations and gives partial proceeds of these donations to active, regular contributing Linux developers (not distros) like K3b, Freetype, Grub, Bash, CUPS, etc.?
3) I, like most(?) regular users of LM have donated to Clem and his team to continue on with their great work. But, for as good as LM is, Clem did not develop the individual packages which actually makes LM. Does Clem (or other distro creators) donate to the people who's packages make their distro possible?
It is easy to donate to a distro, but somewhat difficult to donate (without a lot of time and effort) to those who develop and maintain the packages we all use and enjoy. Should we not only be giving back to those who create and maintain distro's but also to those who develop and maintain the packages which makes our favorite distros possible?
I do understand that a lot of people contribute to any one (or more) package, and there is no real way that can be kept track of for donation purposes, but at least the main creator could receive a small donation like I described above to help in the development of their project too.
Am I way off, on target, or maybe missing something altogether?
Last edited by stripedtomato
on Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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