The amount of F and O you (team) put in the last S is amazing /tip hat
I’m glad you decided you where going to implement the support deal, but I highly doubt any of you see it just as a means to get some cash from people who would love to support you guys in a meaningful way if they could just get it past management to donate. I think a lot of people who now depend on Nethserver would like to sleep better knowing they did what they could to ensure continuity without just reaping benefits from other peoples hard work, and not sharing back.
Most of us do not have the time to help otherwise, and personally, I feel kinda bad when I save tons of money by using a project that then gets nothing for the value it represents to me, just because we are a business, and proposing donations makes people question your sanity.
I understand that there could be a fear of people running away when it might appear that Nethserver goes Zentsomething, but I can assure you from my personal perspective that I neither ever found it bothersome to every time click away the popup on proxmox, or need to either execute a workaround to prevent it popping up, or needing to get a subscription. As long as it doesnt limit the product otherwise, I’m really cool with people trying to get some revenue from their hard work, even when it is done with love and for the benefit of the community first, and everything else second. I do not thing a lot of people will differ much on that opinion, tho some people really really hate popups
Anyways, TLDR; I think you guys should be a bit less reluctant to advertise there are payed services that mainly support the project, but have some real value to the customer as well. Just dont go Avast