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AlanTheBeast

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Does contributing to donate....
« on: April 03, 2021, 07:30:22 pm »

..serve any value to FPC/Lazarus?  Is the money employed to good purpose?
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Re: Does contributing to donate....
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 07:52:03 pm »

..serve any value to FPC/Lazarus?  Is the money employed to good purpose?

I believe you'll find a link underneath the donate boxes in this very forum, which confirms as I thought that it was for upkeep and renewal of these very servers we're using.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 08:10:15 pm »
Thanks - there is a wiki entry that seems quite old (is actually July 2020).
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 08:15:12 pm »
Thanks - there is a wiki entry that seems quite old (is actually July 2020).

Oldish ;), Though I doubt things have changed much in the last 8 months or so.
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Re: Does contributing to donate....
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 08:19:19 pm »
The foundation somewhere has an overview of what is spent where.

There was/is (not sure, if it was closed since the foundation was created) an account that was directly managed by the team.

Since I am not directly involved in that part, I do not keep track of all the things...
Some money goes into the infra structure.  IIRC in the past some money was used to buy a MacBook for one of the developers, to enable more Mac related development.

You can also purpose your money directly to specific causes, for example by setting bounties on the wiki. Either something you need, or features you know to be missing but wanted by others, or bugs from mantis....
Or speak to the foundation if they be willing to support some feature...

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2021, 09:32:52 pm »
@martin_fr - fine - I'll throw some shekels this month.

On the Wiki the whole "bounty" section is crossed out...
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