'Tis the season.

John B yochanon at localnet.com
Sat Dec 8 05:21:02 CET 2007

On Fri 07 December 07 16:56, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> 'Tis the season for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Winter Solstice, New
> Year's, or whatever your favorite holiday is.  It's a time to be
> gracious and to remember to say "please" and "thank you", and also a
> time for charitable giving.
> It's very hard--if not impossible--to reward the GnuPG developers for
> their labors.  To whom should a donation be given?  To the user who
> first spotted a bug, the other user who tracked it down precisely, the
> developer who fixed it, the sysadmin who hosts the project?  What about
> to the mailing list, where so many questions get answered by people who
> have no official connection with GnuPG whatsoever?
> There are no good answers to this.  The best that can be done is to
> issue virtual beer tokens, to say "thank you", and maybe to do something
> for a charity with similar goals to that of the GnuPG crew.
> So: to all the developers, to all the bugfinders, to all the people who
> patiently answer questions on mailing lists, to everyone who contributes
> to signal and diminishes noise--thank you, very much, for making this
> community as much fun as it is, and for your role in making GnuPG as
> high quality a product as it is.  Consider yourselves to all have a beer
> token issued by me, payable on demand should we ever meet face to face.
> This year, as with last year, I will be donating to the Free Software
> Foundation with a note that it's in thanks for the GnuPG Project.  I
> encourage anyone who is interested in doing likewise to take a look at:
> 	https://www.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom

  I'd like to second all the above. Thank you to *everyone* and Happy Holidays 
to one and all!

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