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#1 2015-07-08 13:18:09

jstubbs
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Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Welcome to the FIRST Summer fund raiser for the Textpattern project!

Why?

Well, because. Lately there has been a great hive of activity on the TXP forums and so much buzz and happenings. The goal is to use the funds raised to help develop the Textpattern project.

How?

  1. Please donate using the PayPal button on the TXP Tips site
  2. Note that donations will go to my personal PayPal account
  3. We collect donations until July 31st
  4. I’ll update this post every few days regarding how much we have collected and the donors’ names (unless he/she wishes to remain anonymous)

When?

On August 1st the total amount collected will be used to enhance the Textpattern project.

Thanks everyone!

Donations so far: US$1165

  1. Pete Cooper
  2. Anton Zuiker
  3. Claire Brione
  4. Adrian Gilbert
  5. all-sorts website solutions
  6. Matthew Davis
  7. Walter Piovesan
  8. Julian Reisenberger
  9. Kees Brandenburg
  10. David Sprinz
  11. Jeffrey Soo
  12. Keith Smith
  13. Anonymous
  14. Jean-Pol Dupont
  15. Marc Carson
  16. Jorge Hernández Añón
  17. Rabah Messaoudi
  18. Els Lepelaars
  19. Philip Wareham
  20. Petri Ikonen
  21. Dirk Hennies
  22. Andreas Stein
  23. Joop Vos
  24. Gianpiero Mellea
  25. Mike Dennis
  26. Alessandro Guarneri

Update…

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2015 Summer Texpattern fundraiser. We raised US$1,165.00. After PayPal fees deduction, we have a total fund of US$1,105.94 to spend on the project. Thanks to the community!

Last edited by jstubbs (2015-07-17 11:58:49)

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#2 2015-07-08 13:26:50

gaekwad
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Great idea. Donated.

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#3 2015-07-08 13:35:01

jstubbs
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

That’s an amazing donation Pete. Thanks!

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#4 2015-07-08 13:50:17

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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Your timing was good – I said this about 20 minutes ago:

[…] there comes a point where action trumps words.

So, yeah – I regret nothing. Worth every cent, and more. Textpattern makes me happy, and frustrates me in equal measure. Kinda like marriage, really.

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#5 2015-07-08 13:59:44

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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

You are married I presume Pete!

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#6 2015-07-08 14:08:56

gaekwad
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

jstubbs wrote #292854:

You are married I presume Pete!

I was. It didn’t end well. At all. Ugh.

As of November, I’ll have been involved with Textpattern for more time than my first marriage, so go figure!

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#7 2015-07-08 14:56:17

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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Excellent Jonathan – I had been thinking exactly the same. I was just wondering – and I really don’t want to put anyone’s nose out of joint here – whether Jukka is still around. Make no mistake, he’s made excellent contributions and his plugins are in-val-ua-ble, but it’s been such a long time since we’ve seen him around. Pete, on the other hand, has become a veritable “sweeper”, picking up pieces, giving direction, channelling activities…

Unfortunately, I received an error when trying to donate – “Beim Verarbeiten Ihrer Anfrage ist ein Fehler aufgetreten. Bevor Sie es erneut versuchen, sollten Sie sich anmelden und in Ihrem Kontoauszug sicherstellen, dass die Transaktion nicht durchgeführt wurde.“ (There was an error processing your request. Before trying again, please log in to your account to make sure the transaction hasn’t taken place). I’ll try again later…


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#8 2015-07-09 23:45:20

jstubbs
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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

Hi Julian, sorry you got the PayPal error! In my opening post, you’ll notice that under “When?” I mention sending monies to “active” developers. Two years ago I think we gave some monies to Destry who did a great job with TXP mag, so it doesn’t have to go to developers per se. But Pete won’t be on the receiving list as he already made a very nice donation ;)

I think these donation drives are positive and worthwhile, but don’t replace the need in my view to have a proper revenue model for the project. It could just be paid-for extras like a good commenting system or a multi language pack, thats for the developers to decide, but they should have something in place instead of relying on small donations. My 2c!

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#9 2015-07-10 05:40:33

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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

beer funds sent. happy coding.


…. texted postive

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#10 2015-07-10 20:04:13

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Re: Summer 2015 fund raiser for Textpattern

jstubbs wrote #292993:

It could just be paid-for extras like a good commenting system or a multi language pack …

Or an OEM Redactor License.

… thats for the developers to decide.


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