I looked at the list and made my choices. However, my impression is that some of these devs have moved on, or not focusing so much on Meteor anymore (maybe I’m mistaken, so please correct me if that’s the case).
Besides, there are some long term contributors whom I doubt having any interest in sponsorship but should be receiving something as recognition for their contribution. Benjamin is the obvious one who comes to mind, but there are so many more, some of them regulars around here.
So how about this. @storyteller has started the Meteor Community project, a great initiative. So far it’s going well, and I hope it is gathering people around it. I’d rather see a larger umbrella, such as MC, receiving / managing donations, and then from there spread over to other contributors in the form of sponsorship, prizes, and bounties, all of this hopefully spurring further contributions.
My feeling is that individual developers will not receive as much support, if at all. An organisation such as Meteor Community would be more able to attract attention and resources.
I’d say it’s better if we focus on helping MC grow, making it the main vehicle for supporting individual contributors.