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Bug 2638 - consider adding a microdonation service to the fieldtrip wiki

Status NEW
Reported 2014-07-06 08:43:00 +0200
Modified 2014-09-10 13:42:18 +0200
Product: FieldTrip
Component: documentation
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC
Operating System: Mac OS
Importance: P5 enhancement
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Depends on:
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Robert Oostenveld - 2014-07-06 08:43:43 +0200

Micro-donations might be a way for getting some funding to the fieldtrip development team. These are two that I recently encountered

Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen - 2014-07-06 08:45:52 +0200

En 't is meteen handig om ermee te investeren, zodat er cadeautjes voor Arwen voor gekocht kunnen worden ;-). Proficiat daarzo.

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-07-06 08:47:18 +0200

Dank je. De schone slaapster ligt nog in bed, de drukte gaat later vandaag komen.

Eelke Spaak - 2014-07-06 10:04:24 +0200

(In reply to Robert Oostenveld from comment #0) Arwen jarig begrijp ik? Gefeliciteerd :) About the donation button: I would then also be in favour of adding a Paypal 'Donate' button, my understanding is those buttons typically raise more than Flattr et al.

Johanna - 2014-07-06 13:07:32 +0200

Great idea! I had a quick look, and Flattr takes 10% from the donations, whereas Pledgie only takes 3%. In any case, I think it is fair to be upfront about this to donators, so they know that they are also supporting the donation-page in some part. (I would therefore vote for Pledgie as they take the smaller percentage). Or Eelke's suggestin of Paypal directly. Do you need to open up a FieldTrip-specific bank account? Would be nice to keep accounting clean, but annoying that NL accounts charge quarterly fees simply to have an account open! (UK and US banks don't!)

Jens Klinzing - 2014-08-25 12:41:17 +0200

I think flattr is the largest of its kind and is particularly successful in Europe. I would really appreciate to be able to start a flattr subscription for fieldtrip. Flattr recently started a cooperation with a payment provider (MangoPay) which (they say) will make it easier to manage your income and to transfer it without further costs to your real-money bank account.

Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen - 2014-09-10 13:42:18 +0200

discussed in ft-meeting. Decision: we're going to pilot it. Important aspect: communicate to the outside world how the money is spent.