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20Feb/113

Rick’s Rant Ep 5: If you love it, put a ring on it

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Rick's Rants Episode #5: If you love it, put a ring on it

I keep seeing people that don't get that you can mix money and FLOSS. In fact, if you appreciate the work that these great people creating amazing tools and programs at all, $$ will of course get involved. Time to rant on these people that don't get it and a personal challenge from me to you. Put $5 up for grabs every month, come on, I double dog dare ya!

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  1. I’ve just donate to SQLalchemy. After donate button, there was a prompt where I could enter anything from 1$ up. Is there change something recently ?

  2. Thanks for the update. I don’t know if it’s changed, and I could have been completely blind. End of the day, I felt better donating knowing that SqlAlchemy has done a lot more than $1/2… worth of help to me over the years I’ve used it.

  3. I think a lot of it comes down to people just not thinking about it. Also people can feel uncomfortable asking for ‘a hand out.’

    One issue I thought was missing was the lack of money coming from business. For all value that open source adds to there products, Google and other big companies really contribute very little.
    We have a successful vibrant community. But think of the amazing things we could have if they gave back accordingly.

    Rick has the right idea in raising the issue, I’m gonna go sign up for flattr.com so there is one less roadblock for me. For other people listening and reading follow his lead, do the same and evangelize giving back.


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