We are starting manufacturing hosting open source kits from customers now, like for the Aclyric box from Atomriot: seeedstudio.com/depot/acryl- … p-345.html
Feel that there is need to find a really appropriate way to this now.
Ideas so far:
Donation Button - Include a Paypal donation button in the product page to encourage community to donate designer. not sure if there is respectable amount donated.
Royalty - A portion of the total sales periodically paid to designer. We will count monthly and send out the royalty, but we didn’t have the way to make the record absolutely transparent.
Free kits to designers - A number of free PCB or complete kits
Drop shipping - Designer collect the payment, consolidate the orders and inform Seeed Studio to ship out.
Your input is greatly appreciated