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April 15, 2012, 10:27:45 PM
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Well, I'm sure there are many good projects to donate to.

I figured, I'd like to donate to the debian project, http://www.debian.org/


To make it a bit more attractive I ask anyone that wants to donate to debian project to make a pledge here.

I just wrote an e-mail to leader at debian dot org asking which address should be used for bitcoin donations.

When the address is known, I will support them with 5 BTC. Not a whole lot, but everything helps.  The more
requests they get, the more likely they are to consider accepting bitcoin.

I did not find a bitcoin donation option on their page.

Thanks!

Edit: Donation address must be printed on official debian.org page imo, so there are no confusion as to the incentives of this thread.
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April 15, 2012, 10:40:28 PM
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I'm in!!

I use Debian since Potato... But, no way to donate using PayPal or any other way... I only donate Bitcoooins!! LOL

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April 16, 2012, 05:52:13 AM
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Related:
"Petter Reinholdtsen: Now accepting bitcoins - anonymous and distributed p2p crypto-money: With this weeks lawles..."
 - http://twitter.com/#!/planetdebian/statuses/13142232181768192

Now the link in that Tweet does go to a cached page with an address, but I'ld touch base to ensure it is still valid before sending -- the Tweet was from December, 2010.

[Update: Oh, and hey look at this:
 - http://www.online-tipjar.com/list/debian ]

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April 16, 2012, 08:40:38 AM
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Im using Debian and will donate small bit. Smiley
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April 16, 2012, 04:59:48 PM
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In essence I got the reply:

"Sorry, we do not accept bitcoins, but please see the options at http://www.debian.org/donations.

The reason I like to do bitcoin donations is (in addition to having bitcoin prompted), that it's so easy. It takes only a few seconds to do a donation.

1. Get the bitcoin address
2. Select how many coins you want to send.
3. Send the coins

It takes less than 30 seconds, while doing a manual bank transfer is tedious in comparision.

I guess they may consider adding a bitcoin donate option if enough people ask ?

I can see a lot of good reasons for supporting software projects with bitcoins, or perhaps we should spend bitcoins at bitcoin mechants and give
services/goods to the cause we want to donate to instead ?

If some reputable individual within the bitcoin community wanted to set up a donation address for debian, perhaps debian folks would be interested when it
reached a certain amount ?

I'd also consider donating directly to a debian dev if someone of them is lurking around here.

Still, the address would be leader at debian dot org.

I figure that if they get enough requests they will think: "Hm.. this bitcoin thing, maybe we should look into it, it seems that there's a lot of interest in donating bitcoins to us".

Also received bitcoins needed not be changed into USD/EUR or any other currency, it could be used to buy hosting space or any other service from the host of existing bitcoin merchants.

Perhaps some debian devs even could buy themselves some sweet choklate or cold beers to keep them grinding away at the keyboard! :p


Edit: Since I felt generous today and wanted to get rid of 5 BTC, I donated to http://www.linuxcoin.co.uk/
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March 28, 2014, 03:31:10 AM
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In essence I got the reply:

"Sorry, we do not accept bitcoins, but please see the options at http://www.debian.org/donations.

The reason I like to do bitcoin donations is (in addition to having bitcoin prompted), that it's so easy. It takes only a few seconds to do a donation.

1. Get the bitcoin address
2. Select how many coins you want to send.
3. Send the coins

It takes less than 30 seconds, while doing a manual bank transfer is tedious in comparision.

I guess they may consider adding a bitcoin donate option if enough people ask ?

I can see a lot of good reasons for supporting software projects with bitcoins, or perhaps we should spend bitcoins at bitcoin mechants and give
services/goods to the cause we want to donate to instead ?

If some reputable individual within the bitcoin community wanted to set up a donation address for debian, perhaps debian folks would be interested when it
reached a certain amount ?

I'd also consider donating directly to a debian dev if someone of them is lurking around here.

Still, the address would be leader at debian dot org.

I figure that if they get enough requests they will think: "Hm.. this bitcoin thing, maybe we should look into it, it seems that there's a lot of interest in donating bitcoins to us".

Also received bitcoins needed not be changed into USD/EUR or any other currency, it could be used to buy hosting space or any other service from the host of existing bitcoin merchants.

Perhaps some debian devs even could buy themselves some sweet choklate or cold beers to keep them grinding away at the keyboard! :p


Edit: Since I felt generous today and wanted to get rid of 5 BTC, I donated to http://www.linuxcoin.co.uk/

Sorry for jumping on a dead thread, but I was curious if you (and others) feel that there is a significant number of folks willing to contribute bitcoin to Debian? I suspect if we could show that there is a non-trivial demand, there is a decent chance that a case could be made to set something up.

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March 28, 2014, 04:09:08 AM
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well I'd have to look deeper into what this project is all about so please forgive my ignorance.  I suspect it is a worthy project as you seem to be willing to give quite a generous amount, good on you friend.
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March 28, 2014, 04:25:26 AM
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well I'd have to look deeper into what this project is all about so please forgive my ignorance.  I suspect it is a worthy project as you seem to be willing to give quite a generous amount, good on you friend.

FYI = This is an old thread.
OP is indeed generous, but the amount then was ~$25 or $30 USD, not well over $2,500.

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March 28, 2014, 05:25:03 AM
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Oppsies thanks for pointing that one out heh as I'm sure you already know I was not aware of this thread being so old  Shocked
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