I’m sorry about the pretentious title, but it somehow reflects something I lack since I started donating to foss devs here and there.
This title came to my mind as I watched the following video about a new feature on Brave browser:
In summary, what this new feature brings to Brave users is the possibility of
- earn some money by choosing what adds you may want to see;
- spend that money on sites you want to contribute.
What I’m interested in is #2.
This concept could be well adapted into an app that would track all software you’re using and at what rate, then automatically donate to their respective devs based on the use rate, from a wallet that should be filled in by me from time to time.
On the dev side, he/she would have to opt in the app to be able to receive donations from people through that app.
The whole point in my mind is that 1) today it’s rather confusing to me to keep track of all donations I do and, 2) it’s kind of unfair that I choose one, two or three devs to send money, when I profit from software from so many other people.
With this concept / app in place, the app would coordinate the donations and all I would have to do is fill in the bucket from time to time.
What do you think?
Unified because it centralizes all apps I use.
Decentralized because it’s done locally on my computer, and the match between the apps with devs could be done in a p2p way, to avoid the need of a central server.