So then all the money doesn't go back into development, it goes into car payments, mortgages, and swag.
Nice try, tho.
So rewarding people that have contributed for years, giving them incentives to keep contributing, and offering them jobs to do it full time is NOT putting money back into development? What world do you live in?
But I guess opensource developers can't have cars and houses right, that's reserved for people that work on proprietary applications only?
Go look up Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation on wikipedia or what have you if you're interested in what they do with the money.