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July 16, 2009

Now users can help me to change my future :P

Filed under: donations — dafi @ 10:05 am


Firefox Add-ons Contributions Pilot

The importance of donations for indipendent software developers



  1. As someone who has worked helping homeless people, I find this tasteless and insensitive. I understand this is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but it still makes a mockery of those who sleep in the streets due to circumstance.

    Comment by steppres — July 16, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    • Do you know my past?
      Do you know what means working without be payed for months?
      Do you know how much insensitive material is present on blogs?

      BTW I understand what you feel, please apologize me if I hurt your taste.

      Comment by dafi — July 16, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

      • No, I don’t know your past, yes I’ve worked without pay, and yes, the internet if full of tasteless insensitive material. I’m not trying to police the web for nasty material. I just decided to comment on my reaction to your post. No need to apologize, I’m sure I’ll survive. 🙂

        Comment by steppres — July 16, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

      • I’ve changed the image because I really understand what you say 🙂

        Comment by dafi — July 16, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

  2. The reason that donations doesn’t work is because those asking for donations don’t put a target amount.

    If you had put target amount like this: “I need to buy a PC to continue developing my software. I need X dollars/euros/whatever. Please donate! Thank you.”

    Then you need to advertise it. Engage with your users.

    Most users don’t know the developers. They go the website, download the app and that’s it.

    Engage with them, give them a face, someone that they can empathize.

    Donations can work, just look to Blender and Wikipedia.

    Comment by Jerome — July 16, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

  3. Davide, sto usando view source, ed e’ incredibile. Comunque il sistema per fare donations e’ terribile. Non hai Paypal?

    Comment by Daniel — July 22, 2009 @ 12:46 am

    • Grazie Daniel, sono contento che VSW ti piaccia 🙂
      Si ho PayPal il cui indirizzo email e’ davide punto ficano at gmail punto com.
      Come mai trovi terribile il sistema di donazione? Il tuo feedback potrebbe essere utile ai ragazzi di AMO

      Comment by dafi — July 22, 2009 @ 5:43 am

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