KDE End of Year 2016 Fundraising

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sun Dec 4 08:41:58 UTC 2016


On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Heiko Tietze
<tietze.heiko at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 12/02/2016 11:21 PM, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>> El dimecres, 30 de novembre de 2016, a les 9:54:18 CET, Heiko Tietze va
>> escriure:
>>> Would be good not have alternatives to Paypal, like gittip or bitcoins.
>>
>> I hear you're volunteering to help set this up?
>>

Hi Heiko,

>
> Setting up such an account is a task for the treasurer or the KDE board. Did that some time ago for an own project and it was just a click to register. In particular Gittip, or https://gratipay.com, sounds good since KDE could easily forward tips to contributors.

Taking donations from other sources is far, far more than just setting
up an account.
Currently non-Paypal donations have to be manually processed.

This involves tracking donations as they're made, getting the person's
details - assuming they want to be in the draw or publicly
acknowledged (not all do), then having Sysadmin record that in the
list of donors which is used on the website. This takes time on both
the Board and Sysadmin's part.

When one donates via Paypal the entire process is automated and
requires no additional effort by anyone. That's before we even look at
any other considerations the board has to take into account.

Regards,
Ben Cooksley



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