[mythtv-users] THIS IS A NON-COMMERCIAL MAILING LIST (WAS: Re: Torc for iOS - Application Submitted to the App Store for Review)
eric at lisaneric.org
Wed Apr 18 21:22:43 UTC 2012
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Gavin Hurlbut <gjhurlbu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd rather see the
>> development funded more like the way public broadcasting is funded
>> here in the US, but for some reason no one has tried to attempt this
>> on a significant scale.
> What, you want a pledge week, with annoying ads on your frontend
> before playback? :)
Perhaps. Perhaps something less intrusive/annoying would work as
well. If there was some sort of pop-up menu in the front-end that
appears twice per year, which could be dismissed for six months with a
simple click of the "I choose not to financially support the MythTV
project." button, no one would bother to write a patch to remove it.
Or maybe just someplace on mythtv.org where I can order a $75 tote bag
or $125 coffee mug.
> I dare say you'd be hard-pressed to find a developer on this project
> who hasn't sunk a lot of personal finances into the development
> effort. We don't do it for the money.
I understand that completely. On the other hand, you need to eat,
too. The money isn't for you to do MythTV development. The money is
to enable you to quit your day job so that you can do more of it.
At least, that's how I see it. The devil is in the details, of
course. No one wants a repeat of the "Debian Dunc-tank" controversy.
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