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Old 08-10-2014, 01:17 AM   #1
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Would it be possible to get Slackware on Patreon, or similar?


These kind of services seem to be successfully fueling many a projects and if it's good for youtube channels and co, maybe it could work for Linux distributions?

Not sure what kind of perks could be included, for big spending supporters, though. Perhaps some awesome merchandise or something?

Still, services like these seem to be preferred more and more over Paypal and co since they don't penalize small (but steady) monetary transactions as much as these and people throw 5 to 10 dollars per month around like candy, which, of course, adds up.

Ever considered something like that?

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Old 08-10-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
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I subscribe to Slackware distribution, so I auto-pay for each new release. But I'd also pitch in for a Patreon or Indigogo (or whatever) fundraiser. In my experience, the toil of making one's campaign into a zeitgeist that attracts lots of over-eager compulsive donors is basically a job in itself, though.
 
Old 08-10-2014, 09:43 PM   #3
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Or just go to the Slackware Store and click the Donate button.
 
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Or just go to the Slackware Store and click the Donate button.
Wow, I never noticed that button before.
 
Old 08-12-2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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The toil of making one's campaign into a zeitgeist that attracts lots of over-eager compulsive donors is basically a job in itself, though.
That's the one thing I don't like too much about all of that, yes... the idea of pandering to that kind of mindset. Especially since these sites are more artsy/creative in nature and not very software oriented, despite being good for it, on paper.
@Frankbell:
I really do not like paypal. I would almost call it cancerous but that would be too much of my bias against it due to past experiences.



I guess I really am just hankering for a free software focused service like that in general even if the somewhat hipster flavored air of it all tastes bitter to me.
 
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Geist, I'm not a fan of Paypal either, but sometimes it's a necessary evil.

When I have the option, I use a credit card that I've had for over 30 years and whose issuers have a demonstrated record of integrity (hint: it's not a bankcard).

I have only been hearing of Patreon for a couple of months, so I have no opinion of them.
 
Old 08-13-2014, 02:59 AM   #7
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I guess I really am just hankering for a free software focused service like that in general even if the somewhat hipster flavored air of it all tastes bitter to me.
There's Gittip which is exactly that.
 
  


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