We’re adding an extra step to avoid people to donate: when clicking the ‘donate’ link, a modal window (pop-up within the website) shows up. There might be a small security risk the way I have currently set it up. There are workarounds, but they’re less nice.
Would people be OK if I ask if we can sponsor (pay for) implementing the feature request, and how much it would cost? (‘Custom development’ - which this kinda is - costs € 90/hour.)
This would fall under point 5 of the Donation Expenses Policy: Upstream & Peer contributions. Weblate is Free and Open Source software, and we use it gratis because we’re open source as well. So I would consider/treat this ‘payment for service’ as a donation.
In case of no objections within a week, I’ll contact them to ask, and I’ll report back here of course when I get a reply
Does it actually pay the Weblate team or a third-party developer? 90€/hour feels quite much, given that our request is not some obscure custom development, but a feature that is more or less standard and maybe even expected in a translation software. I think Transifex supports stuff like this for free. If we really count this as “upstream contribution”, I don’t think we should pay more than the 250€ we paid to PodcastIndex
Note that this is their general fee to do development-on-request, not specific to this request.
At the same time we pay Transifex in other ways (e.g. contributing to a translations memory that they can leverage commercially with paying customers). Comparing FOSS with a closed source commercial solution is always going to be unbalanced.