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#21 2019-04-03 17:31:47

hhh
Colonel Robert Neville
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Re: Donations

OK, already a big strike against is that Liberapay does not allow one-time donations from what I can see. We have very few recurring donors (to date: 1). big_smile


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#22 2019-04-12 10:21:38

cyplo
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Re: Donations

hhh wrote:

To be clear, when you say you "cannot use PayPal", how do you mean it? Your country/currency isn't supported or is it for a personal reason, and if so why (philosophical disagreement, security concerns, etc...)?

Hi !
It is actually most of the above big_smile
So I had a lot of trouble using PayPal in the past, as I started my account being in one country but then moved to another one - they do not handle this gracefully.
For the moral reasons - they froze funds for a lot of my online friends without any ability to appeal anywhere, so that's that as well.

Thanks for looking into this smile

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#23 2019-04-14 20:09:29

hhh
Colonel Robert Neville
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Re: Donations

OK, I hear that.

https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/paypal-alternatives

Preference/suggestion?


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#24 2019-04-14 20:25:20

cyplo
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Re: Donations

Looking at the list - I hada very good experience with Stripe in the past, both as a user and also as a developer/integrator - the other ones I do not have this much experience with so not sure tbh. I would probably like to avoid Google Pay, to not give more money to Google than necessary wink

hope this helps and thanks smile

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#25 2019-05-15 10:54:06

exe
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Re: Donations

I donated something, thanks for BunsenLabs !!

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#26 2019-05-15 14:15:18

hhh
Colonel Robert Neville
From: That honky paradise, brother.
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 13,069
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Re: Donations

@exe, thanks for supporting BunsenLabs!

Donations are very much appreciated, they pay our web-hosting costs. Most of our donations are small, one-time donations of USD $10 or under. Those are our bread and butter, they add up.

Our funds are used for web expenses only, all development, website, forum and forum moderation time is volunteer. Our funding status can be viewed here...

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/donations.ht … ing-status

For more information about donating to BL...

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/donations.html


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#27 2019-05-15 18:16:22

exe
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Re: Donations

I know, thank you for all!!

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#28 2019-11-05 14:40:12

Mardus
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Registered: 2019-05-03
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Re: Donations

I have good experience with TransferWise, whereupon the recipient gets their money much faster than directly through banks, and with much, much lesser fees. One can send money from their own bank account via TransferWise. The service is made by the people who made Skype, and Richard Branson is the key investor.

There's TranserWise for Business, and then an option for freelancers. It's also a lot more affordable than PayPal.

Yet another option is for one or more of the BL people to become an e-resident of Estonia, then starting up a company, and then setting a legit bank account there to get access to the EU market. SEB and Swedbank are two of the largest retail banks in Estonia (headquartered in Sweden), and LHV is the best-known Estonian bank.

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#29 2020-04-18 14:31:11

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Re: Donations

Probably a bit late here, but I've had experiences with both Transferwise and CurrencyFair, both of which were very good. The fees are much much cheaper than PayPal (3%+ difference in money received from the entire amount you convert to)

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#30 2020-08-04 14:14:48

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Re: Donations

Just a suggestion, you will need to keep up with Donations same as Linux Mint team does.

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#31 2020-08-04 20:33:09

hhh
Colonel Robert Neville
From: That honky paradise, brother.
Registered: 2015-09-17
Posts: 13,069
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Re: Donations

I'm also unclear what part of Mint's donation tracking and info he means.

Our Donations info...

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/donations.html

Feel free to ask any questions regarding our donations in this thread, or open a new support thread if you prefer.

Our donations pay our web costs, we haven't spent any funds on anything else. As a result, we're funded through year 2023 at the moment.


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#32 2022-01-10 21:00:40

jppelt
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Registered: 2020-09-19
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Re: Donations

Team Bunsen,

First, thank you.  Distro leads/teams always suffer from the tragedy of the commons and I (until now, sadly) count myself as a free rider.  I plan on changing that and would like to make a (small) regular contribution. 

With that in mind, has anyone looked at opencollective.com?

Wishing the team the very best and thank you for keeping it simple.

Best,
JP


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#33 2022-05-25 18:03:44

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Re: Donations

The donation info links given earlier in this thread now return a 404, btw.

I'm another one very reluctant to use Paypal, as their policies caused me $200 in overdraft fees at my bank a while back, and there are countless horror stories of them arbitrarily freezing and/or stealing people's funds, with little or no recourse.

If any more thought is given to accepting cryptocurrency, in addition to BTC (which these days comes with high transaction fees) I would suggest accepting Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), and perhaps Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as those are the ones people seem to actually be using like money.

All of the above are longstanding projects. They all have a public ledger except XMR which was designed from the ground up to be private, however I believe XMR has or will have in a month or so from this writing implemented "view keys" - thus, all of the above support the public transparency which may be required for receiving donations.

Please note I'm not necessarily arguing in favor of doing this, there are of course reasons to be suspicious of "crypto" ... just providing a bit of info on which ones seem to be used as money in the wild to any extent, and how they might fit in.

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