Free is good and sharing is a nice gesture but like socialism it’ll never work in the end!
I monthly donate a couple of $ to some other music related projects thru Patreon (patreon.com). My small way to show support to nice projects and good people.
I don’t know if these kinds of ideas is a No No in the shareware world but i’m confident that it’s needed to survive long term.
I don’t mean to gather money to make someone financially independent or pay salary , just to motivate core people with maybe a payed trip to a Volumio meeting , needed soft/hardware or other stuff payed out of own pocket etc.
It don’t take much to take dedication out of dedicated people!
With the huge base of Volumio users and a honest promotion I’m confident it will be good way to support and be supported.
Give it a thought !
Bless you all