Thanks for the question.
We have relatively little activity in ongoing donations to the OpenCPN project
. Of course, we would like to see more activity, as it enables the developers to gain access to various hardware and software
configurations that will benefit the project as a whole. So, more is better.
There is always the option for a user or group to sponsor
a specific feature or configuration of O. This is a well-known business model for open source development. We activated a variation of that idea for the Garmin
Radar overlay project, for instance. We are considering initiating another for the BroadBand
radar overlay project as well.
So, to sum up, if you like what's going on, consider a donation. If you have specific ideas that may not be in the mainstream, consider a sponsored project. In all cases, enjoy OpenCPN wherever your cruising may take you.