Hello Haiku friends!
Now, after the very successful Haiku Code Drive 2008, I’ve been thinking…
As you may know, it’s possible to donate a small amount $5, $10, or $20 every month (see Recurring Donations). I don’t know the specifics, but I assume it’s not widely used. PayPal-dislike aside, here’s one possible reason:
While $10 or $20 is definitely manageable for most of us (hey, how long do you have to work for $0.5 or $1 every workday?), the common reaction is “What good can my measly $10/$20 do?”. Well… not much, in fact. Unless you are just one of many. What’s needed is the knowledge that you’re not alone, that there are more people like you.
To that end, I’d like to start off “Donating Squads”. I pledge to donate $20/month if there are 4 others willing to do automatic monthly donations (no matter how much, the amount doesn’t have to be announced!) as well. Once the first 5-people-squad is fully manned, I hope there are more guys motivated to open and join the next squad.
The first Squad’s, fully manned and donating:
1. .............. 2. Lawrence Fitzgerald 3. Jonas Sundström 4. mmadia 5. Olathe
The second Squad’s members, currently pledging to donate monthly once fully armed:
1. .............. 2. .............. 3. .............. 4. .............. 5. ..............
Please leave a comment if you want to join. Also leave a comment when are not able to donate regularly any longer.
Edited 28.July 08: Added Lawrence Fitzgerald to the Squad.
Edited 29.July 08: Added Jonas Sundström and mmadia to the Squad.
Edited 29.August 08: Added Olathe, closed the 1st Squad and initialized the next one. Added comment to notify when someone leaves a Squad.
Edited 16.September 08: Lawrence Fitzgerald had to leave the Squad.
Edited 23.December 08: Lawrence Fitzgerald has rejoined the Squad.
Edited 01.October 09: Humdinger has left the Squad.