[Librecmc-users] Are Liberapay donations still accepted by the project?

Christopher Waid chris at thinkpenguin.com
Sat Jan 5 15:28:47 EST 2019


On 2019-01-05 10:16 AM, Robert Call (Bob) wrote:
> On Fri, 2019-01-04 at 22:16 +0000, grizzlyuser wrote:
>> I'd like to donate some money using Liberapay (as it looks like the
>> only option listed in the libreCMC website). But first I want to make
>> sure there's currently no issue with donations for the project
>> through this service.
>> 
> 
> That is a great question and should be clarified on the site. Liberapay
> did have some issues a little while back and it was disabled on the
> project site during this uncertain period. After the transition, I
> sadly had to link a PayPal account to continue using the
> platform. After this transition, a few people have managed to donated
> to the project through Liberapay.
> 
> The reason that the project went with Liberapay in the first place was
> to support a free software platform for collecting funds for free
> culture/software works. We could have just added a PayPal donation
> link, but I feel there are some issues with that.
> 
> As it stands now, the sole way to donate to the project is through
> Liberapay. I am open to the possibility of adding other donation
> methods if you have any suggestions.

Bitcoin, Dash, Zcash, Zen Cash, Bitcoin Cash, and maybe Monero would be 
nice additions.

> 
>> LP had some trouble with their previous payment service provider, and
>> even though they resolved that by switching to other providers [1],
>> some people were not happy about the resolution, IIRC (I've seen some
>> discussion in the mailing list of another project, but fail to find
>> it right now).
>> 
>> [1]
>> https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/liberapay-status-update-a76403f4e0
>> 
> 
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> Robert Call (Bob)
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> https://librecmc.org
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