We all should remember how we "bought" a Galaxy from kam for drakaz (as far as I remember, just in a half of a day!) when he needed one to continue the rom development for our device. Although he said he doesn't promise us anything at all, he managed to make nice 1.6 Galaxo for us and made huge work trying to port 2.1 to Galaxy, sadly he had to start almost from scratch with .29 kernel. Now he tries to port it on the new kernel, but still work goes slow as hell due to no help from the community and him having much less time to work on GAOSP. We're fortunate to have such a great dev like drakaz, but we're really unfortunate that there's no one to help him. So, an idea popped up there - if we can't help him by ourselves, maybe we could "buy" someone to help him? We could start a bounty (like, someone known and trusted (like kam or rastaman) makes a chipin, people send money and interested devs try making the job for us and when they finish, we can split the cash and send them, the more work one has done the more he would get) to port 2.1 (or better, 2.2 when sources come up). Well, we can talk about all the details here, I just try to write an general idea... Well, the question is how they could work if they don't have the Galaxies? I don't know for sure but got one thought. We probably (not sure yet) have an opportunity to get some free used Galaxies (won't provide details yet, the person I'm thinking about should know who to eventually contact... and I ask anyone knowing who I'm thinking about to not tell it yet cause I'm not sure yet if it's ok to the guy) and eventually provide them to the interested developers. We'll make sure they're not stolen or something, from the info that I have it's likely that it's all ok with the source but it's obvious we'd want to check it out. We could eventually think about buying some Galaxies if that would fail or something, I dunno, I'm waiting for ideas. Another thing is if we would trust the devs to send them the devices in advance (that pretty much disqualifies ones not known in the community), there probably would be more details to be settled... We've got so many things to arrange so I wouldn't try to rush for it, like starting chipin today, having $10000 in a week then not knowing what to do with the cash... I know this idea isn't perfect but I hope you'll help me to polish it.