Cool site. Naturally people with bitcoin projects are going to be hip to setting up a donation address.
I'm curious what we can do to get more "mainstream" open source projects to accept bitcoin? Paypal seems to be the dominant/exclusive means.
The folks over at the Tortise SVN project blog have some gripes about "How Paypal screws open source projects" http://tortoisesvn.net/howpaypalscrewsopensourceprojects.html
noting things like
- sudden/random closure of account & long process to get any resolution to denying donations.
Paypal's own help/FAQ about open source donations casts a fair bit of doubt about it being supported: https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/Donations-and-Fundraising/Donations-to-open-source-project/td-p/62123
Here are a few projects/places that I think should be targeted for accepting btc donations:
SourceForge.net is one of the larger open source project hosting providers. It has a pre-boiled feature to allow projects can turn on to accept PayPal donations. How easy would it be to let them also accept BTC?
Open Source Initiative. http://www.opensource.org/donate
accepts PayPal and something called NetworkForGood.
TrueCrypt, a tool that many BTC'ers used before the client supported encryption supports only PayPal. http://www.truecrypt.org/donations/?lnk=5
BTC seems like such a natural and low-friction way for projects accept donations free from the whims and poor oversight of things like PayPal. Of course, the matter of donators acquiring BTC to be able to make a donation with is not as simple as credit card, but I suspect that at least some reasonable proportion of tech savvy folks that would be willing to donate already have some BTC holdings?
What can we as a community do to make more open source projects aware of the option and help them use it?