- Jul 24, 2011
I think most devs do it for fun and not for commercial reasons.
So if you want to buy them a beer for their work, thats fine, but most of them don't want to be bound by money on their projects.
As for me, I won't want anybody to donate for a port or project to get it better or something as it is a pure hobby of mine and I am not a professional. Not even a real coder. So I can't promise that I will have time to work on stuff or that I would even be able to reach a certain goal.
Some others, mainly professionals I guess might think different, but lets hear it from them.
Edit: I think its better to donate for the stuff, that is done and not for stuff that will be done in the future.
Completely agreed. I also think that it's what makes this project so attractive, you go to the forum and you see so much work done by the community...
I was just wondering - Imagine there's a port asked by some users, willing to pay for it, that you're not excited about? Would you go for it for some donations?
It's also a way to us, non devs, to say thanks and to actually bring useful into this. The donations, if you'd like as a developer, could be given to ED or Craig if you don't want them..