The problem wasn't that they were asking for €15, I've donated a lot more than that already to other developers. What was my problem with it was that nickholtus has received a device for free, sent to him by Doomlord, who himself received that device from a donation by a part of the community (and has done great things with it), and nick hasn't done anything with that phone for over half a year. So now all of a sudden he rightly decides this wasn't fair and the device should go to a developer who will actually do something with it, only he chooses a developer who apparantly isn't willing to pay the transportation fees and he's to broke (cheap?) to pay for it himself. Is it fair to us, the community, to be asking for a donation to move the device that some of us have already paid for? Doomlord never asked for a donation to get the device to nickholtus.
When I donate to someone, it's to support that developer, not to buy off a developer to keep on developing for my own device so to be clear I didn't participate in the donation to Doomlord. If a developer wants to move on, that's fine by me, I only donate out of gratitude for work that has already been done, not for future work.
My current devices:
Sony Xperia S: Paranoid Android by deedwar
Google Nexus 7 (2013): Paranoid Android