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#1 2021-05-24 08:29:45

philwareham
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Textpattern FundOSS participation

Through our Open Collective funding channel, we have been selected to take part in FundOSS pilot scheme (along with 49 other open source projects), it’s a democratic funding initiative that starts on 10th June 2021 until 24th June 2021, and everyone who donates to our collective during that period will help us gain a small piece of the $75,000 fund that is on offer.

If anyone would like to donate a small amount to our collective during that time, that would be great. If you don’t, or can’t, donate then that’s totally fine too – there’s no pressure. It may or may not yield some funds, but I’m certainly curious.

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#2 2021-05-30 20:03:54

jakob
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

Can you bump this and provide some background info on that when it starts? I’m away for some of that period unfortunately but back before it ends and will gladly contribute.

Also I saw the tweet today and am a little confused as to what’s better for you: being a regular GitHub sponsor like I am now or directly to OpenCollective as some of you are doing?


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#3 2021-05-30 20:09:52

philwareham
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

Any GitHub Sponsorship gets paid monthly into our Open Collective by GitHub – so it’s personal preference which way you donate. It all goes into the same account.

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#4 2021-06-10 14:02:27

philwareham
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

Just to let you know, this funding initiative has now begun. Any donations you make to our project directly at fundoss.org/collective/textpattern-collective between now and 24th June 2021 will also give us a piece of the $75,000 funding pot there (in addition to your donation, which we also get).

Thanks for any help you can give us – you are all awesome!

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#5 2021-06-11 06:57:48

jakob
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

Wow, a considerable funding boost for each donation.

For anyone else who might want to donate, don‘t wait: 15,000$ of the 75,000$ Boost funding for the 50 chosen projects is already used up after day 1 of 14.


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#6 2021-06-11 07:22:45

philwareham
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

Yes, we have over $100 of donations so far from 5 donors, plus the extra funds from the fund pot – which is brilliant.

Note that is seems the number of donors is more important than the amount you donate when it comes to the fund share. i.e. 10 people donating $2 is better than 1 person donating $20 when it comes to what you get from the boost fund pot (although all/any donations are gratefully received). So if anyone can help with even the smallest donation that helps us greatly.

I’m going to donate $5 myself for this reason. There are also a couple of other projects there I use, so I’m going to donate to them too.

EDIT: I’ve just donated. 🎉

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#7 2021-06-11 08:21:58

Bloke
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

I’ve donated $5 too. Game on.


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#8 2021-06-12 08:34:03

planeth
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

Donated too

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#9 2021-06-12 08:39:38

etc
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

I would, but can not find Paypal button… help!

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#10 2021-06-12 09:00:57

philwareham
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

etc wrote #330446:

I would, but can not find Paypal button… help!

It seems only way to pay now is to have a GitHub account and also pay by card.

In the FundOSS Skack channel a fair few users have pointed out this detracts their end users from being able to donate.

The FundOSS owners are looking into implementing other payment gateways within next few days (this is a pilot, after all).

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#11 2021-06-12 09:01:18

philwareham
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

planeth wrote #330444:

Donated too

Thanks, very kind!

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#12 2021-06-12 15:25:33

Pat64
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Re: Textpattern FundOSS participation

Done.


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