2009 - The Year of Giving Back To phpBB (& others like it)!

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2009 - The Year of Giving Back To phpBB (& others like it)!

Post by keith10456 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:43 pm

Like most of America, I'm sure many of us are tight on cash about now. Due to the holiday or from the economic crunch, our pockets are a little lighter than normal.

That being said, I propose starting in January 2009, let's make an effort of financially supporting phpBB and other open-source projects. Every little-bit counts... whether you make a $1 or $10 donation, I'm certain it will be appreciated. As the Obama campaign proved, a lot of little donations equal one heck of a punch!

phpBB and other open-source projects have given us a lot free of charge. They deserve our financial support!




PS - Nobody from the phpBB Team had anything to do with me posting this topic.

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Post by ChrisRLG » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:46 pm

We do not accept donations.
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Post by MartectX » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:49 pm

ChrisRLG wrote:We do not accept donations.
May I generously accept them for you? :lol:

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Post by keith10456 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:45 am

ChrisRLG wrote:We do not accept donations.
May I ask why (I'm curious)?

In any event, donations to other open-source projects is still an option :idea:

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Post by SamG » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:20 am

Support for phpBB can also be shown indirectly by donations to OSUOSL.
We should talk less, and say more.

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Post by AdamR » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:49 am

keith10456 wrote:May I ask why (I'm curious)?
It's a decision that we made a good long time ago, and we've stuck by it ever since. May times when donations are taken, users who donate expect some sort of favor in return, such as priority support. While the majority of donors certainly wouldn't take this stance, it can happen.

Secondly, and the main reason really, is we simply don't want the donations. Every team member is here on a voluntary basis, server and maintenance costs, as well as events (such as Londonvasion) are covered by advertising revenue. Team members really don't see any of that money in their direction, and phpBB as a project is better off because of it. :)

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Post by onehundredandtwo » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:32 am

keith10456 wrote:Like most of America, I'm sure many of us are tight on cash about now.
Are you suggesting that only America is tight on cash? ;)

People can help phpBB by installing the software (so others will want to use it) and helping out in the forums. I guess that's all phpBB needs. I know I'm not too helpful compared to others, but I try... :)
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Post by ChrisRLG » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:16 am

onehundredandtwo wrote:I know I'm not too helpful compared to others, but I try...
Every small query answered, allows a support or more experienced member to answer a harder question by someone else. So don't belittle what help you can give.

So, yes, helping others in the support/MOD/Style forums is the best way of helping us.
SamG wrote:Support for phpBB can also be shown indirectly by donations to OSUOSL.
True :)

They will accept your donations.
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Post by keith10456 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:38 pm

onehundredandtwo wrote:
keith10456 wrote:Like most of America, I'm sure many of us are tight on cash about now.
Are you suggesting that only America is tight on cash? ;)

People can help phpBB by installing the software (so others will want to use it) and helping out in the forums. I guess that's all phpBB needs. I know I'm not too helpful compared to others, but I try... :)
No I wasn't... I was using "America" figuratively (figure of speech) :D We're all aware that the current financial crisis is global ;)

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Post by MartectX » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:42 pm

You figuratively use the word "America" when you refer to the world? Oh my... :lol:

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Post by stickerboy » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:17 pm

You could always buy a Bertie from the Shop :)
Or if you already have one, buy one for a friend :P

*edit* - "but one"? I meant buy one. Fixed ^_^
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Re: 2009 - The Year of Giving Back To phpBB (& others like it)!

Post by keith10456 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:52 pm

MartectX wrote:You figuratively use the word "America" when you refer to the world? Oh my... :lol:
In my next post I'll be sure to grab my dictionary, thesaurus and have my 5th grade English teacher on line 3 :P

... and yes. Let's buy those Berties 8-)

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:39 pm

SamG wrote:Support for phpBB can also be shown indirectly by donations to OSUOSL.
How will donations to the hosting company indirectly help phpbb.com? Well, I guess since they donate the server space etc. , then donations might help them recover those costs.


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Post by dsavi » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:44 pm

ChrisRLG wrote:We do not accept donations.
Guess I'm getting a Bertie for Christmas then. I was seriously thinking of donating.

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Post by wGEric » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:12 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
SamG wrote:Support for phpBB can also be shown indirectly by donations to OSUOSL.
How will donations to the hosting company indirectly help phpbb.com? Well, I guess since they donate the server space etc. , then donations might help them recover those costs.


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Yes. Also with updating their equipment/facilities to provide a better up time or allow room for us to put more servers in there. Donating to them will also indirectly support other open source projects that they host.
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