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May 16, 2013, 08:48:11 PM
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I e-mailed Bram Molenaar this afternoon suggesting he should put a donation address on vim's splash screen so people who loved vim could help him help children in Uganda.

In his response he basically said that he didn't really know Bitcoin, that he thought not much people used it, and that he didn't think it would stick around.

So basically what I want to do is to collect some donation promises.

So if you love vim and want to promise some amount, whatever it is, just state it here.

I'll start and promise to donate 5 BTC

EDIT : There's also a Reddit post that you may want to up vote :-)

TL;DR : Vim donations address : 13UUaGK8ZDLxjY7RYu2bKEabqjww2KDyxD

Donated : 6 BTC
Pledged but not received yet : 5 BTC

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May 16, 2013, 09:10:14 PM
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I am a vim maniac!  I am always jumping between about 12 vim sessions, and do 100% of my coding with it.  I'm in for 3 BTC!

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May 16, 2013, 09:32:09 PM
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I used to do vim, but nowadays I use sublime text 2. Anyway I'll put 1 BTC.

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May 17, 2013, 06:53:05 AM
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I am planning on learning vim in the near future. I think the more people see this post the better.

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May 17, 2013, 06:56:24 AM
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https://news.ycombinator.com/newest

Submitted this there. Lots of vim users. Hope it helps.

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May 17, 2013, 06:57:23 AM
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I'll pledge 1 BTC. I can't live without vim Smiley

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May 22, 2013, 10:59:03 PM
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I am in for 1 BTC also, this guy has done a lot for the open source community, working @ Google , Charityware specialist!

As bitcoin is such a great way to send funds everywhere in the world. Lets give him a taste.

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May 22, 2013, 11:25:35 PM
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I pledge 1 BTC.
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May 23, 2013, 08:32:32 AM
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Okay so I got a positive answer from Bram Molenaar (a few days ago actually).

For the time being I will be collecting the donations and handle the exchange part.

So people who have pledged, and trust me, may already send their donations to 13UUaGK8ZDLxjY7RYu2bKEabqjww2KDyxD

If you want to have your name published on the Vim website you'll have to sign a message with one of the addresses sending the donation.

I asked Bram Molenaar if he could confirm this in any way and will update the thread accordingly.


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May 23, 2013, 10:27:27 AM
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TXID: b5778dbeba8a164b1c6538317068b531d4415dba1564390b0111cf5b27d11c50

I will PM you the signed message.
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May 23, 2013, 10:34:06 AM
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Okay so I got a positive answer from Bram Molenaar (a few days ago actually).

For the time being I will be collecting the donations and handle the exchange part.

So people who have pledged, and trust me, may already send their donations to 13UUaGK8ZDLxjY7RYu2bKEabqjww2KDyxD

If you want to have your name published on the Vim website you'll have to sign a message with one of the addresses sending the donation.

I asked Bram Molenaar if he could confirm this in any way and will update the thread accordingly.


eh, that doesn't really bring much awareness to BTC..

I donated to SDF because they are interested and accept bitcoin, not because they're like "eh, what's that? oh people pledged money? sure just gimmie the money, I don't give a crap".

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May 23, 2013, 10:40:19 AM
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I donated to SDF because they are interested and accept bitcoin, not because they're like "eh, what's that? oh people pledged money? sure just gimmie the money, I don't give a crap".

Think about the overlap in Unix geeks/Vim users. I believe it's big. I also believe that having a Bitcoin address on the splash screen of Vim (where you already get prompted to donate to kids in Uganda) will be a curiosity-igniter for some geeks that didn't know about Bitcoin, and a reason to think again for those who previously dismissed it as scam/ponzi.

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May 23, 2013, 11:28:31 AM
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Ok, I want to pledge some too. But first I would like to know how many BTC is needed in total, before he puts a donation address on Vim. Do you know? Any guess?
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May 23, 2013, 11:52:35 AM
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Ok, I want to pledge some too. But first I would like to know how many BTC is needed in total, before he puts a donation address on Vim. Do you know? Any guess?

You don't need to pledge anymore since there is now a donation address, you can donate directly.
I don't think there is any amount needed per se, the more the better, it goes to kids in Uganda (see http://iccf-holland.org)

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May 23, 2013, 11:58:59 AM
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Giving money to africa= throwing money in a black hole. Local war lords will use it to buy moar tanks, rifles, weapons etc  Roll Eyes
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May 23, 2013, 02:44:33 PM
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Oh, I totally missed that. Thanks for pushing this through (vim is great, I use it every day and btc makes it easy to donate (yes I am lazy)).

Ok, I want to pledge some too. But first I would like to know how many BTC is needed in total, before he puts a donation address on Vim. Do you know? Any guess?

You don't need to pledge anymore since there is now a donation address, you can donate directly.
I don't think there is any amount needed per se, the more the better, it goes to kids in Uganda (see http://iccf-holland.org)
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May 23, 2013, 02:47:27 PM
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Sometime money goes into weapons and sometimes not. For everyone who wants to do a little research before donating, this could be a good entry point: http://iccf-holland.org/

Giving money to africa= throwing money in a black hole. Local war lords will use it to buy moar tanks, rifles, weapons etc  Roll Eyes
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May 23, 2013, 02:58:49 PM
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Giving money to africa= throwing money in a black hole. Local war lords will use it to buy moar tanks, rifles, weapons etc  Roll Eyes

Pretty broad assumption you seem to be making.

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May 23, 2013, 03:05:47 PM
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Giving money to africa= throwing money in a black hole. Local war lords will use it to buy moar tanks, rifles, weapons etc  Roll Eyes

Pretty broad assumption you seem to be making.

Probably watched too much "Lord of War" and never actually went to Africa.

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May 23, 2013, 03:12:06 PM
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Giving money to africa= throwing money in a black hole. Local war lords will use it to buy moar tanks, rifles, weapons etc  Roll Eyes

According to ICCF Holland's website, they invest the money directly in local infrastructure like a clinic, rather than sending it indiscriminately to some dubious middleman.

It's good to be skeptical, and it's true that a lot of corruption goes on, but that does not mean you should dismiss every single Africa charity by default.

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