Michal Čihař - What things to flattr?

What things to flattr?

With increasing popularity of Flattr (114,057 € has gone through the Flattr system in two months), several people start to recommend what things to flattr. I'm not going into this business, however they seem so find interesting things for me so you might like it as well.

The Flattr Free and Open Source Software by Raphaël Hertzog is actually thing which has attracted me to the Flattr. It collects recommendations how to tag your free software on Flattr and each month it publishes five recommendations which projects to flattr.

The other thing I've noticed is list made each month by Evgeni Golov, which I've mostly noticed because increasing popularity of phpMyAdmin on Flattr, because he was really fast in advertising it :-).


lelamal wrote on Nov. 4, 2010, 3:53 p.m.

I'd like to recommend the following link: http://retout.co.uk/blog/2010/11/03/flattr-y_will_get_you_nowhere

Not sure you can flattr it, but surely it's gonna flattr you, somehow (whatever that means).

wrote on Nov. 4, 2010, 4:27 p.m.

I really don't see this as a problem.

I personally see Flattr as an easy way to attract money donations to the project (because it is much easier than PayPal). Of course there are other ways (and maybe more beneficial for community) of contributing to FOSS, but having option to use Flattr does not prevent you using some other.

And about "writing blog entries purely for their donation potential" - What is wrong on writing good blog posts, which somebody can appreciate by donation?

Muk wrote on Nov. 4, 2010, 4:47 p.m.

One of the things I dislike about Flattr is that it's only good for online press. And very bad for real world software projects because the guys who do the most time-consuming work (like daemons, libs for background activity, ...) are the ones whom people do NOT flattr.

They just don't look attractive and hardly anyone remebers their names. Because "the boring stuff just works" and nobody cares afterwards.

wrote on Nov. 4, 2010, 5:06 p.m.

You're right, Flattr works best for visible and attractive projects (such as phpMyAdmin in case of things I have there).

wrote on Nov. 5, 2010, 1:01 a.m.

@Muk, Do you have links to sites asking for flattery, where the projects aren't visible? I'm ready with my clicks :-)