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Donations

Postby schnappi » Apr 23rd, '20, 15:45

Hello

I see 6341 members in the forum. If each member contributes 0.5€ (50cents) every month, the distro will get 3000+ € pro month.

Any thoughts on this?

Also, there is no IBAN/BIC infos provided..

In favor of:

Association Mageia.Org
6 rue du chateau d'eau
78650 BEYNES
FRANCE

Bank Account:

CIC BEYNES
18 rue de la République
78650 BEYNES
FRANCE

IBAN:
BIC:
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Re: Donations

Postby denisbr » Apr 23rd, '20, 17:47

Hello! Have any way for donation using paypal?

I live from Brazil, and a international bank transfer is very expensive!
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Re: Donations

Postby schnappi » Apr 23rd, '20, 18:00

https://www.mageia.org/en/donate/

On the donate page, at top left side, there is paypal method.

Please note the infos mentioned on the page :
Paypal withdraws a small commission for each donation (around 2%) so we get a little bit less than you send;
conversion rates are charged to Mageia, so please use € as currency;

Even if paypal gets small amount, majority is transferred to our fav distro. :D
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Re: Donations

Postby doktor5000 » Apr 27th, '20, 18:35

schnappi wrote:Also, there is no IBAN/BIC infos provided..
[...]
IBAN:
BIC:


Sorry for the late reply, took a while to figure this out. In the past there have been some non authorized debits to the association bank account,
and one of the recommendations of the bank was to not publish the IBAN at all. I've contacted our treasurer to hopefully get the donation page updated, but that might take some time.
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Re: Donations

Postby schnappi » Apr 30th, '20, 15:44

Please share infos on IBan/Bic once you have it.
Bank transfers are simpler and straight fwd compared to other middlemen like paypal etc.
While I dont plan to donate huge amount, donating very small amount consistently (especially if many of users decide to do the same) will achieve same results.
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Re: Donations

Postby doktor5000 » Apr 30th, '20, 20:01

I didn't get any reply yet, and I don't think that will be provided again. But feel free to ask yourself: treasurer@mageia.org
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Re: Donations

Postby schnappi » Apr 30th, '20, 20:40

Ok Thx. Monthly donations of 50 cents via paypal have been started.
If many start donating small amounts regularly, it will make a difference to the distro, without much difference to individual donor.
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Re: Donations

Postby doktor5000 » Apr 30th, '20, 22:17

Appreciated.

Although I'd say it's more useful if you contribute actively instead of donating money, in my humble opinion.
If there are a lot of regular donations, but nobody contributes anymore then that will probably slowly starve the association mid- to longterm.
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Re: Donations

Postby schnappi » May 2nd, '20, 21:46

Ok. Thx. Lets see how I can contribute further.

From the url https://www.mageia.org/en/contribute/

Contribution entry points
Do you want to join Mageia community?
Stop by the forums support section and check if you can answer a question.
Talk about the project to people around you, on your blog, your Twitter account, at your work place.
If you encounter a bug you can reproduce consistently, submit a bug report.
Make a donation! > Easiest of all. Started.
Stop by a Mageia event, like a test day to find, reproduce and help resolve bugs.
Subscribe to a team discussion list and follow what happens there, try to see how you can bring something useful to it.
Learn about free software, open source collaboration in general, and Mageia in particular.
If you are a student, consider talking to your tutor about participating into the project as part of your studies; you don't specifically need to be studying Computer Science to do so.
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Re: Donations

Postby schnappi » May 20th, '20, 16:37

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Re: Donations

Postby schnappi » Jul 3rd, '20, 12:09

Friends... Lets donate a cuppa coffee or tea (or half cup) each month.

https://treasurer.mageia.org/y_2020.html
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