As Purism is now partnering with Monero, I thought it would be nice to have a (micro)donation app included in PureOS, where you can make one-time or monthly donations to various organizations that support the cause of libre stuff.
You would set an amount, e.g. $10, and then either accept the preset, or use some sliders to set the percentage that each organization gets. (As they had it at HumbleBundle in the past)
The preset should reflect the project’s need and it’s relevance for PureOS.
I imagine this would have several benefits in addition to good karma.
It could accelerate the development of components that are very important for PureOS, especially the Librem 5.
It could also strengthen the relations between Purism and supported projects.
Also, it could be used to bring current develpment needs to the attention of us users. Like “Our partners X, Y and Z are working to add Foo, Bar and Baz to PureOS, would you like to support them?” (This is opt-in, of course)
An incomplete list of what orgainzations I was thinking about, in order of perceived relevance
- PureOS, Gnome, KDE, Matrix
- GNU, Document Foundation (LibreOffice), Apache (e.g. OpenOffice), Gimp, Inkscape, …
- Coreboot, OpenWRT, OpenHAB, Nextcloud?
- Freedesktop, FSF
- Wikipedia, Mozilla, OpenStreetMap, Diaspora, Monero?
I guess there are also some projects that are quite important, but most people never think about. Like freedesktop.org, which end users usually don’t really know. So this would be a chance to improve their visibility and funding.