In essence I got the reply:
"Sorry, we do not accept bitcoins, but please see the options at http://www.debian.org/donations
The reason I like to do bitcoin donations is (in addition to having bitcoin prompted), that it's so easy. It takes only a few seconds to do a donation.
1. Get the bitcoin address
2. Select how many coins you want to send.
3. Send the coins
It takes less than 30 seconds, while doing a manual bank transfer is tedious in comparision.
I guess they may consider adding a bitcoin donate option if enough people ask ?
I can see a lot of good reasons for supporting software projects with bitcoins, or perhaps we should spend bitcoins at bitcoin mechants and give
services/goods to the cause we want to donate to instead ?
If some reputable individual within the bitcoin community wanted to set up a donation address for debian, perhaps debian folks would be interested when it
reached a certain amount ?
I'd also consider donating directly to a debian dev if someone of them is lurking around here.
Still, the address would be leader at debian dot org
I figure that if they get enough requests they will think: "Hm.. this bitcoin thing, maybe we should look into it, it seems that there's a lot of interest in donating bitcoins to us".
Also received bitcoins needed not be changed into USD/EUR or any other currency, it could be used to buy hosting space or any other service from the host of existing bitcoin merchants.
Perhaps some debian devs even could buy themselves some sweet choklate or cold beers to keep them grinding away at the keyboard! :p
Edit: Since I felt generous today and wanted to get rid of 5 BTC, I donated to http://www.linuxcoin.co.uk/