|Version 12 (modified by hinojosa, 5 years ago)|
SourceForge.net Donation System
Open Source software developers and projects are well-known for providing their source code and applications free-of-charge. These teams and individuals rely on donations to help offset development costs, hardware purchases, and other expenses (like travel to conferences) in support of ongoing development of the software.
SourceForge currently has a fee for donation processing of five percent (5%) with a one dollar U.S. ($1.00 U.S.D) minimum. SourceForge also allows project to offer a percentage of an donation to a finite set of organizations. This is located on a project's donations opt-in page.
Users may opt-in to the Donation System through the Donation Management page.
Projects may opt-in to the Donation System as follows:
- Login as a project administrator and click on the Project Admin > Project Settings menu and select the Donations link.
- Enter the PayPal account information where the donations will be sent.
- To help avoid strife within a project team, we require each project admin opt-in before donations can be accepted on the project. Contact each project administrator and have them confirm the opt-in (on this same page); you may also track the opt-in status of each project admin from this page.