Author Topic: Non-bitcoin donations?  (Read 602 times)

leandroprz

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Non-bitcoin donations?
« on: July 08, 2019, 06:51:28 PM »
Hi,

I want to donate some money but I noticed there's only a bitcoin option in the donation page.

Is there a way to donate using PayPal?

leandroprz

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Re: Non-bitcoin donations?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 05:47:12 PM »
I really want to give you guys some money.

a1ex

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Re: Non-bitcoin donations?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 06:47:45 PM »
Thanks - the short answer is that, for now, you may look up g3gg0's signature (he's using this money to pay for hosting).

Long answer: to accept money as a group, we would need some kind of organization (such as a non-profit). Setting up one is non-trivial, i.e. too much of an overhead for a hobby project, given that we are all from different countries (mostly EU, but also US and AU). The bitcoins are just a workaround, and so is g3gg0's signature.

Back in April, I've considered a Patreon page, but since then I've changed my mind. There are many reasons against opening one, some discussed in the linked thread, others not (can't really articulate why; it just feels wrong).

I am, however, exploring the idea of fiscal hosting (for the entire team, not just for individual developers).

Sorry for the delayed reply, I'm currently taking a break from development. I'm still watching the forum for emergencies (i.e. bricked cameras), but most of the other topics have low priority for me (for now).

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Re: Non-bitcoin donations?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 04:44:46 AM »
Great, thank you for replying a1ex.

I'll send the money to g3gg0's PayPal.

Thank you so much for your hard work!