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Old 11-08-2019, 01:26 PM   #811
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Bitcoin was mentioned earlier. It is the most popular cryptocurrency, but IMO it doesn't have the best technology out there.
Bitcoin is tracable, which means if Pat would post a BTC address for donations, everyone in the world could, at any moment, look into that address to see all the incoming and outgoing transactions of that address. This could potentially be (phisically) dangerous to Pat, because if some criminal saw that there's e.g. 300,000.00 USD worth of bitcoins on that address, he/she could use a crowbar to beat out the password to that wallet out of Pat

There is however a better (IMO) technology out there, and that is Monero - the only cryptocurrency with privacy set as default - https://web.getmonero.org/

I doubt Pat would set up one anytime soon, but at least he might hear about it, if he hasn't already.
 
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:20 AM   #812
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Bumping this thread, to bring it back to the first page, as I was searching for it (maybe someone could sticky this, so it doesn't get burried?)

Just wanted to ask:

+ Is https://www.paypal.me/volkerdi still the recommended paypal link, or Pat has set up an official Slackware paypal in the meanwhile?
+ Is this parteon account https://www.patreon.com/slackwarelinux valid?

Thanks in advance for answering me.

Also, may I suggest that the links of the Slackwre store get removed from http://www.slackware.com/ and http://www.slackware.com/links/? Though the link doesn't resolve anymore, people who don't follow this forum or don't know of this thread, might be confused by the dead links on the official site.
 
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:29 AM   #813
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Please see this thread. The answer to your second question is in the first post.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...it-4175658493/
 
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:41 AM   #814
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Please see this thread. The answer to your second question is in the first post.

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...it-4175658493/
Thank you!
 
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #815
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rainydais,

Welcome to the LQ Slackware forum. In my signature are three legitimate ways to donate to Slackware.
 
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:54 AM   #816
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Thank you. I don't check the forums very often and I keep missing these sort of updates.
 
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:21 PM   #817
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Thank you Slackware

Just setup monthly patreon.

I started out on 12.2 and owe my current career to Slackware. I truly "learned" Linux due to this distro and it is still my favorite. I run it on my box at home, laptop, and even a raspberry pi I made for my Miata. Can't thank the Slackware team enough, this is the least I could do. Looking forward to 15!

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Old 12-20-2019, 01:46 PM   #818
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I started out on 12.2 and owe my current career to Slackware.
Very cool! I started Slacking in 2004 with 10.0. I'm looking forward to 15.0.
 
Old 01-13-2020, 06:51 PM   #819
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No action on here since before Christmas. And, financially, this is a tough time of the year for everyone. Probably more so for our Dear Leader. So I've just sent US$50 to Pat.

Pat, if you don't mind answering, does Paypal take a service fee off the $50? I paid a US$3.96 fee and I wouldn't like to think that they're taking a fee off both ends.

I got my start in Linux by purchasing a Slackware package (book and a whole bunch of disks) about 25 or 26 years ago. (I think, I'm a little hazy on the exact year.) It's still the most stable distribution I've used, and that makes it my favourite. Pat, thanks for all your work.
 
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:38 PM   #820
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does Paypal take a service fee off the $50?

Yes, unfortunately... they do; the thieving bastages.
 
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:31 PM   #821
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Issue 241 of UK's Linux Format has an article under the title "Are we in the middle of an open source funding crisis?".

The article talks about the problems facing Liberapay and gives a plug to this thread on linuxquestions and quotes Pat's PayPal account.
Thanks i just saw that the article can be read for free.
https://issuu.com/futurepublishing/docs/lxf241.issuu
 
Old 01-28-2020, 02:41 AM   #822
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Linux Virgin donating

I'm a Linux virgin donating to Pat. Linux has made me realize how much of a louse/noob I am. Thanks for staying dedicated, and one of these days I hope to contribute in carrying the torch.
 
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:44 PM   #823
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@ul7, don't worry, we were all noobs once upon a time. It seems like magic, but remember Arthur C. Clarke: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

And the corollary: "Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." Which means it's your turn to advance it.
 
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:32 PM   #824
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My yearly cheque is in the mail today. Get my income tax refund and take money off the top for Patrick. I will have to get used to PayPal for next time as the virus makes getting a bank draft near impossible. Sigh - old man, learn new skill
 
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Old 07-25-2020, 04:25 AM   #825
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What about doing a documentation drive for the upcoming Slackware 15.0 release? If donations are transparent, then we could document for donation, and the existing documentation looks like it could use some love.
 
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