Hey Fediverse! Do you use git (or Mercurial or Darcs)? Etherpad? Homebrew? Inkscape? quemu? Wine? Maybe even coreboot?
These are just a few of the projects for which the Conservancy project provides administrative support. The projects rely on Conservancy, and you rely on the projects.
Support the org that supports the tools you can’t do without. They are trying to raise money, and have donation matching for the next ~15k to be raised for two more days: https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
@rixx Is there a brief, specific page of income and payout, with specifics about projects, and everything the organisation have done in all these years? (Especially about 2019.)
Their webpage is dangerously non-specific and generalised, and extremely verbose (or marketingspeech rich).
@rixx It'd be cool if they took Bitcoin donations.
@stevenroose Please believe people when they tell you that bitcoin is too expensive for them, because they are telling the truth. The cost is not just the plain transaction cost: It's the setup costs (evaluating providers, pinning one down, reviewing contracts, setting up proper backups etc), the conversion to non-bitcoin currency, the added bookkeeping costs both for the total income and keeping up with legislative changes … Believe me, organisationally it's a lot.
Of course it depends on volume, but I can hardly imagine they weigh up to the fees they must pay for their default payment method: PayPal (which almost always includes VISA or MasterCard).
If I want to make a 100 euro donation, I don't want to be making a 5 euro donation to PayPal, my CC company and my bank at the same time.
@stevenroose Yes, well – if you've had good experiences in your organisations with this kind of approach, go you – in my experience with organisations that do significant money handling, it doesn't work that way.
@rixx *ahem* git?
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