[Members] Donating to XSF

Sebastiaan Deckers cbas at pandion.im
Wed Feb 3 23:13:11 CST 2010


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 6:02 AM, Sebastiaan Deckers <cbas at pandion.im> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 5:14 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>wrote:
>
>> On 2/3/10 9:02 PM, Sebastiaan Deckers wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I had a few users asking me if they could contribute to my foss xmpp
>> > client project. Instead I told them to give to the Free Software
>> > Foundation and the XMPP Standards Foundation. But I cannot find a donate
>> > button or link on the xmpp.org <http://xmpp.org> website. There is a
>> > sponsorship programme but that's not ideal.
>> >
>> > Am I overlooking something? If so, that's probably a UX issue that
>> > should be fixed. Something like this would be
>> > nice: https://my.fsf.org/donate
>> >
>> > Does the XSF not accept or require donations?
>>
>> The XSF has a PayPal account but we don't actively solicit donations.
>> There's a link here:
>>
>> http://xmpp.org/xsf/contact.shtml
>>
>> Now, whether we want to solicit donations is another question. :)
>>
>>
> Thanks for the link.
>
> Why/why not accept donations?
>
> XSF already accepts money from sponsors. There are also donations for
> things like the Xmpp Summit/Dinner.
>


Also, the Paypal link on the Contact page doesn't have an actual donate
button. It's just a link to the Paypal account.

This wizard can be used to create a few simple donate buttons ($10, $100,
$1000).
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donate-intro-outside

Sebastiaan
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