It's A Wonderful Life is a heartwarming holiday classic about the ways a community comes together to help one of its most beloved members in a time of need. It's also about money, in a very practical way: the crucial help arrives in the form of a big basket of cash, which everyone in Bedford Falls has thrown money into in order to save George Bailey and the Savings and Loan.
This is an image that appeals to many open source proponents, for whom community is one of the key aspects of the open source world. If we can all come together to contribute code to a project, why can't we contribute cash as well?
You're about to find out.
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