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Old 02-15-2019, 09:05 AM   #676
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I've donated to Patrick but if there is a place to donate to the whole slackware team members I'd glad to donate too.
You can donate to Eric using the button the left-hand side of this page:

https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
 
Old 02-17-2019, 03:44 AM   #677
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The KDE project twitted from its official account in support of Pat:

https://twitter.com/kdecommunity/sta...34637812891649
WOW, that is really nice.
 
Old 02-18-2019, 06:42 PM   #678
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What is the prefered way? Paypal or mail?

I wish I could set up a monthly donation via paypal, but I can do that through my bank and mail out a check every 2 weeks or every month.

James
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:34 AM   #679
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I donate by PayPal
 
Old 02-25-2019, 08:54 AM   #680
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I am disgusted to hear of how the Store has been treating Mr. Volkerding, and disgusted to realize my previous gift was probably misappropriated. This morning I have written a check to send to Mr. Volkerding's P.O. Box.
 
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:54 AM   #681
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I am disgusted to hear of how the Store has been treating Mr. Volkerding, and disgusted to realize my previous gift was probably misappropriated. This morning I have written a check to send to Mr. Volkerding's P.O. Box.
 
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:44 AM   #682
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This morning I have written a check to send to Mr. Volkerding's P.O. Box.
Greetings and welcome to LQ, baumei! Very nice!
 
Old 02-27-2019, 10:14 AM   #683
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Hello, I've donated but Paypal eaten half of the donation.

There is other project I'm aware of which seems exists fully on donations also.
Maybe we could borrow their donation practices:
https://ubports.com/donate
 
Old 02-28-2019, 07:44 AM   #684
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This came through my feed:

https://liberapay.com

Recurring donations processed ultimately through stripe and paypal...

cheers,
 
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:06 AM   #685
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Just found this and Pat's PayPal link, I thought there is a _donate_ button on slackware.com, that would be easier.

Anyone can donate, even a small money each time, 1000 people do it can be something.

And @upnort is right, please ask for contributions, a lot of people would be happy to give back.

Thanks for starting this thread.
 
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:06 AM   #686
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gift tax

Apologies if this has already been discussed, just wanted to remind Pat that donees do not pay income taxes on gifts and donations according to IRS.

US donors would be responsible for paying taxes on donation if it doesnt fall under an exclusion. Most US donors will never owe taxes on donations because there is a yearly exclusion for each donee they give to, of $15,000. If for some reason you give a single donee more than that in one year, than you have a 5 million lifetime total exception that only requires an additional form to the IRS. Just keep in mind if you use the lifetime exception, that exception is shared with estate exception. Give someone five million dollars, doner pays no taxes on that gift, you wont have any lifetime exception left when you die and your estate is passed on, meaning estate will have to pay taxes on inheritances going to inheriters. The exceptions double for married joint filers of course.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:01 PM   #687
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March Donation

I usually do this at the 1st of the month, but I was distracted (possibly, I still am).
Small donation sent.
Hope to see SW 15.0, plus a simpler way to support PV regularly .... soonish
 
Old 03-19-2019, 01:45 PM   #688
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Sent a contribution by mail. Am wondering if Patrick is getting enough this way. I suspect not. Perhaps Slackware 15 will bring a new way of doing business with it?
 
Old 03-19-2019, 04:27 PM   #689
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It's all a bit haphazard at the moment. How about two Donation Days per year, one around now and the other six months later? If 2,000 people donated five euro twice a year Pat could at least count on 20,000 euro coming in each year. OK, with a family he probably needs twice that but I'm sure many people would donate more than five euro on each occasion. The Slackware subscription was around 35 euro, as far as I remember, and I'd be happy to donate 15 euro twice a year. Not everybody can afford that, of course. I'm not a rich man myself but I use Slackware every day, so 30 euro a year is buttons in the grand scheme of things.

The way it is at the moment seems to me too haphazard. Nobody can plan or work comfortably with financial stress hanging over them.

So should we go ahead and make April 1, April Fool's Day, our first official Donation Day? It would help, of course, if Pat stepped in in the meantime to tell us what his preferred payment service is.
 
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:55 AM   #690
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are there 2000 people donating?
 
Old 03-20-2019, 08:19 AM   #691
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How about two Donation Days per year, one around now and the other six months later? ...

So should we go ahead and make April 1, April Fool's Day, our first official Donation Day? It would help, of course, if Pat stepped in in the meantime to tell us what his preferred payment service is.
I love this idea. I think the subscription model is actually the best way to fund something like this (since we can all subscribe and forget about it and Pat can continue to get paid!), but this sounds like a good option, as long as someone can keep of the days for us!
 
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