The people behind the FFADO project accept donations. There are however some remarks that have to be made in order to avoid false expectations from donors.
Any donations you make are considered a token of appreciation for the work being done by the people that develop FFADO. This means that doing a donation does not grant you any additional rights whatsoever. You won't get guaranteed/better support, you won't get more say in the projects evolution by paying (only coding can give you that). We still might decide at any point in time that life doesn't allow us to continue working on FFADO. Donating is to be taken literally: you give it away.
We think that we have shown our commitment to the project over the years, and therefore we believe that we can expect that our users have some trust in what we do. The donations won't change the way we are working in a negative way. On the contrary, they will most likely motivate us to do more.
By stating this disclaimer we hope to keep everybody's life simple, also with respect to tax issues on our side.
The donations will be managed by Pieter Palmers, which is why the donate button links to his personal paypal account. Until we decide otherwise, the money will be redistributed to the other contributors as follows:
Pieter Palmers ...: 75% Daniel Wagner ....: 10% Jonathan Woithe ..: 10% Arnold Krille ....: 5%
These numbers are based upon code contributions and project activity. They have been agreed upon by all (code) contributors to the project. If changes would happen to the FFADO developer team, we will revise this redistribution key.