Hello Haiku friends! Scott's recent mail reminded me... 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 http://www.haiku-os.org/community/donating_to_haiku). I don't know the specifics, but I assume it's not widely used. PayPal-dislike aside, here's one 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.
In order to keep the noise level on this mailinglist low, I opened a forum thread at http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/donating_squads where people can join or start new Donating Squads. Hopefully many of you see merit in this grassroots effort and join me there.
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