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Donations (Task #45)

Added by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 01:30 pm. Updated at 2011-02-02 04:27 pm.

Status:Closed Start date:2011-01-12
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Muntek Singh % Done:


Category:ChiliProject - Organization
Target version:Public Launch
Remote issue URL:


From: Sikh Nerd

When a project like this forks, a lot of people will come out of the
woodwork interested in helping out. Beyond the obvious code, docs,etc
a lot of people are willing to donate cash.

Who/how/what is our solution to this? As we don't have a legal org
yet, this may be a bit of a finnacky question. At the very least we
need a paypal donate button that goes to one of us for now.

Long-term we need a transparent solution to what happens with the
money and some accountability in the whole process.


Updated by Felix Schäfer at 2011-01-12 01:52 pm

One potential candidate for something like that might be fundry.

From their FAQ:
  • Fundry is a new way to fund software development. It enables software users to fund particular features they want developed, and in turn enables the software developer to get paid for that development. Win win.
  • For any pledge that is successful, Fundry will apply a 5% fee. Fundry doesn't apply a fee to donations.

(A long shot might also be to integrate it in some way with ChiliProject to streamline the experience/usage.)

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 01:56 pm

  • Project changed from Organization to ChiliProject

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 01:58 pm

  • Category set to ChiliProject - Organization

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-12 03:11 pm

  • Target version set to Public Launch

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-01-22 12:55 am

Fundry could work but it uses paypal. I think a Paypal account is probably what we will end up with.

Updated by Felix Schäfer at 2011-01-22 04:07 pm

Well, I really like the transparence of fundry (showing how much has already been donated/pledged), but we could use both fundry and paypal if fundry is considered too much of a hassle.

I think we should consider some sort of "vote with your wallet" way for users wanting to sponsor some specific feature though.

Updated by Muntek Singh at 2011-01-22 04:13 pm

I think just a paypal account or fundry or both is fine.

I think the discussion of feature/patch bounties warrants it's own discussion in the future, as this can be a controversial topic that deserves some thought.

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-02-01 06:41 am

Lets just setup a paypal account using the admin@ email for now. Who can set it up and confirm it?

We might also want a Paypal donate button and/or link sometime soon. Maybe on a wiki page somewhere???

Updated by Felix Schäfer at 2011-02-01 10:49 pm

  • Status set to Open

Updated by Muntek Singh at 2011-02-02 06:23 am

I have signed up for the paypal account.

  • Status changed from Open to In Progress

Updated by Eric Davis at 2011-02-02 04:27 pm

Donate page has been added.

  • Assignee set to Muntek Singh
  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

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