"Dunc-Tank, the unofficial organization set up to fund selected
Debian activities, has made its first experimental payment to
release managers, but community members are still debating whether
a missed deadline and the alleged demotivation of some programmers
make the experiment a failure.
"As reported previously, Dunc-Tank is managed by leading Debian
developers, including Anthony Towns, the Debian Leader, and Steve
McIntyre. The organization has been controversial since its
announcement in September, with such concerns being raised as
whether paying some developers would demotivate others, and whether
the composition of Dunc-Tank would cause outsiders to believe that
it was an officially sanctioned project. The group was satirized by
the Dunc-Bank site, and its advent even resulted in a general
resolution to impeach Towns for conflict of interest..."