March 13
On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 15:26:24 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:

>
> The Website needs the link, too!: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html

Yes, there's a PR for it waiting to be merged.

https://github.com/dlang/dlang.org/pull/2272
March 13
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 15:26:24 Martin Tschierschke via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote:
> On Monday, 12 March 2018 at 14:32:34 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> > Today, the D Language Foundation has launched a page at Open Collective:
> >
> > https://opencollective.com/dlang.
> >
> > This brings some transparency to the process and opens new opportunities for how the Foundation handles donations.
> >
> > The blog post: https://dlang.org/blog/2018/03/12/the-d-foundation-at-open-collective/
> >
> > Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/d_language/comments/83vbz6/the_d_foundation_at_ open_collective/
> The Website needs the link, too!: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html

BTW, opencollective.com has a link to windfair.net listed in your backer profile, but it links via https, and windfair.net seems to be http only, so clicking on the link fails to connect.

- Jonathan M Davis

March 13
On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 15:54:56 UTC, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 15:26:24 Martin Tschierschke via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote:
[...]
> BTW, opencollective.com has a link to windfair.net listed in your backer profile, but it links via https, and windfair.net seems to be http only, so clicking on the link fails to connect.
>
> - Jonathan M Davis

Thank you, I changed it, (now both are working pointing to https://w3.windfair.net)
as you can see, it was my donation during the testing period, now I have to think which is the right decision for further funding...
March 14
On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 15:45:51 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 15:26:24 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
>
>>
>> The Website needs the link, too!: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
>
> Yes, there's a PR for it waiting to be merged.
>
> https://github.com/dlang/dlang.org/pull/2272

Cool, it is online now.

On the Open Collective page should be mentioned, that it just has started.
So no one wonders that so far only a few are listed.

Additionally you should ensure to transfer the names "automatically" or periodically to
https://dlang.org/foundation/sponsors.html

And last but not least place a small donate button on every page page!

With 500 people participating in the survey there should be the chance to boost up the impact of D with more manpower and money.

Regards mt.

March 14
On Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 11:51:04 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
> On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 15:45:51 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 15:26:24 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> The Website needs the link, too!: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
>>
>> Yes, there's a PR for it waiting to be merged.
>>
>> https://github.com/dlang/dlang.org/pull/2272
>
> Cool, it is online now.
>
> On the Open Collective page should be mentioned, that it just has started.
> So no one wonders that so far only a few are listed.

Good idea! The description at OpenCollective itself needs some work too :/

> Additionally you should ensure to transfer the names "automatically" or periodically to
> https://dlang.org/foundation/sponsors.html

That's already in the queue:

https://github.com/dlang/dlang.org/pull/2273

> And last but not least place a small donate button on every page page!

Not sure whether that's a good idea, it might look a bit needy. We already have a donate button on the front page since a few weeks though.

> With 500 people participating in the survey there should be the chance to boost up the impact of D with more manpower and money.

Yeah, the idea is that 5$ a month isn't much (~ one coffee in most countries), but if 500 people donate one coffee a month, you get the entire coffee machine with a warp engine :)


March 14
On Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 12:00:42 UTC, Seb wrote:
> On Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 11:51:04 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
[...]
>> And last but not least place a small donate button on every page!
>
> Not sure whether that's a good idea, it might look a bit needy. We already have a donate button on the front page since a few weeks though.
>
Yes, the button at the bottom is good, but it took me quite a while before I scrolled down...
I think it is not wrong to ask for money, if you make clear what it will be used for.
So only "please donate" is not good.
But if you say, D is an free language not backed up by one big corporate, you may help to keep it evolve and free for ever... The next ...$ will be used to ... supporting ... additional students to optimize ... and to run our server infrastructure, to ...

>> With 500 people participating in the survey there should be the chance to boost up the impact of D with more manpower and money.
>
> Yeah, the idea is that 5$ a month isn't much (~ one coffee in most countries), but if 500 people donate one coffee a month, you get the entire coffee machine with a warp engine :)
I made the same calculation :-)

March 15
On Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 12:00:42 UTC, Seb wrote:
> Yeah, the idea is that 5$ a month isn't much (~ one coffee in most countries), but if 500 people donate one coffee a month, you get the entire coffee machine with a warp engine :)

Sorry to derail, but I had to ask: where does 1 coffee (even extra large) cost $5 USD? Let me know so I know to never move there.
March 15
On Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 12:36:24 UTC, Meta wrote:
> On Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 12:00:42 UTC, Seb wrote:
>> Yeah, the idea is that 5$ a month isn't much (~ one coffee in most countries), but if 500 people donate one coffee a month, you get the entire coffee machine with a warp engine :)
>
> Sorry to derail, but I had to ask: where does 1 coffee (even extra large) cost $5 USD? Let me know so I know to never move there.

Have you ever been to Starbucks (or similar companies)?

Even in Germany which is among the cheapest Western European countries they charge 5$ (~4€) for a cup of coffee:

http://www.fastfoodpreise.de/preisliste/starbucks.html

For example, in Sweden it's even more expensive:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-average-price-of-a-cup-of-Starbucks-coffee-in-Sweden

Anyhow, it was just an analogy. Maybe you prefer one beer as a better analogy? (though in Germany that's often cheaper than one cup of coffee)
March 15
On Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 12:36:24 UTC, Meta wrote:
> On Wednesday, 14 March 2018 at 12:00:42 UTC, Seb wrote:
>> Yeah, the idea is that 5$ a month isn't much (~ one coffee in most countries), but if 500 people donate one coffee a month, you get the entire coffee machine with a warp engine :)
>
> Sorry to derail, but I had to ask: where does 1 coffee (even extra large) cost $5 USD? Let me know so I know to never move there.

At the current exchange rate, a venti-sized cup of drip coffee at Starbucks in Korea is $4.51. When I go to GA, it's cheaper. A venti Americano is $4.79. But I think when people talk about $5 coffees, they're referring to lattes and all the other forms of polluted espresso abominations people drink.
March 15
On Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 13:10:57 UTC, Seb wrote:
> (though in Germany that's often cheaper than one cup of coffee)

On second thought, maybe I'll move to Germany. I'll suffer expensive coffee in exchange for cheap beer ;-)
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