[Slackbuilds-users] cardinal.lizella.net - help needed :/

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Fri May 13 15:29:47 UTC 2011

On Fri, 13 May 2011 10:28:38 -0500
Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 13 May 2011 03:56:05 -0400
> Eric Pratt <eric.b.pratt at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is it possible to setup a recurring donation through paypal or other
> > means?  Even if we only get 20 people to donate $1/mo, that would be
> > enough for a new machine every 5 years if $1200 remains enough to
> > purchase a system.  With more people or bigger donations per person,
> > it would enable you to do things like:
> > 
> > - purchase spare parts to keep on hand
> > - purchase a second server for a redundant fail-over scenario
> > - purchase a longer warranty
> > 
> > I would definitely commit to a small monthly donation for this
> > purpose.  Even if we can't get 20 or more people, just a few would
> > significantly defray costs later and I would still commit.  I just
> > want to know that the donation is going to directly help
> > slackware/slackbuilds and I'm good to go.
> > 
> > If this is acceptable, what's the best way to do this?
> Hrm...  On one hand, this idea *does* sound appealing, and it would
> be nice to know that there's a small reserve fund in place for the
> incidental crap that happens over the life of a server, but at the
> same time, I just don't "feel right" doing that.  For the most part,
> we really just don't need money under normal circumstances, and so
> having it would create another time/effort deficit for somebody
> (probably me).  I'd have to figure out a way to keep it separate 
> from my personal funds, and ethically, that's just not an option -
> there's no way I could tolerate even accidentally spending money
> for personal use if it were earmarked for cardinal/slackware.
> Basically, this creates too many questions (or at least, it *could*
> create them) about how the money is being used and so on, and I'd
> really just rather not have to deal with that - I'd rather spend
> my limited time doing things that provide value to the community,
> and being a secretary/treasurer isn't among them.  See, there's
> no question right now as to where the money will go and be used
> for, and I like it that way.  Everybody knows that they are sending
> money to buy a new server.  Once that is done, then we don't need
> money any more.  For the routine maintenance and replacement that
> happens over the years, at least one of the owners is (or has been)
> always in a position to cover that when it happens.
> Long story short, I don't think we want to do a long-term recurring
> donation option.  If people want to do something like that, I think
> it would be better to send that to the Slackware store  :-)
> -RW
> In summary, I'd rather have an identifi

Heh, oops.  That last line didn't belong at all  :-)

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