Cups and Berkeley DB
Posted Aug 17, 2012 12:04 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: GUADEC: New funding models for open source software
Parent article: GUADEC: New funding models for open source software
Like it or not, the thing is that Apple and Oracle do some outstanding work for us GNU/Linux users, and it is Free software. Think about the developers there, not the megacorp that builds closed phones or databases. Sending a fraction of a dollar per donating user may not make a difference in their profits, but it might make a difference.
Then again these donations might convert a licensing issue into a cost/benefit decision ("Cups for Linux costs us xxx and we only get xx from them, so away they go"). Who knows. Anyway a grant evaluation process is nice.
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