Hardware donations are a great way to help Nouveau developers.
However, note that most of the developers have a lot of cards and rarely require new hardware. Very common graphics cards may therefore not be useful.
If you have hardware you are ready to donate:
Check if it is.
Check if, despite no one asking for it, itto someone.
Hardware requested by developers
Please look in the table below if someone needs it and is sufficiently close to your location, and contact him (privately or not) to propose the card1.
CodeNames can help you find out what your card is. If unsure, ask on IRC.
|M. Example||Grenoble, France||NV73, NV02|
|Lucas Stach||Germany||NV30/NV35, NV44 - contact details can be found on my wiki page , I'm willing to pay for the shipment|
|Martin Peres||Bordeaux, France||Any NV3X/4X with a PCI/PCIE port (save NV4B and NV43), NVA with GDDR3 or 5 memory, NVAA/AC/AF, NVC0/C3/C8/CE/D7 or NVE4.|
|Marcin Kościelnicki||Poland||NV0A, NV2A, NV4C, NV6, NVC8, NVF0 - sorry, already got all non-tricky ones :)|
Hardware potentially useful to developers
If no one seems to need your card, but your card happens to be "rare" (e.g. special outputs, rare model, ...), someone might still be interested in taking it to carry out special tests. Propose your card on the nouveau mailing list or the IRC channel and see if a developer wants it. If it so happens, that no-one replies to you, take it as: "Thank you, but developers are completely occupied with the hardware they already have."
1- you will in most cases be expected to pay for the shipping