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digitalmars.D.announce - Fundraising Updates: We did it!

reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
As many of you know, we've been running two fundraising campaigns 
these days.

One was to raise $2000 to cover Vladimir Panteleev's costs for 
the server that runs these forums and other services he maintains 
for the D community (like the Wiki, the docs autotester, and 
more).

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDkzNjc=

I'm happy to announce that we have reached our goal! Donations to 
both campaigns have been coming in rather slowly. As of this past 
weekend, we had only raised $625 in the forum server campaign. 
That changed after an email conversation I had over the weekend.

You may recall that last year we launched our first fundraiser 
via our Open Collective page at:

https://opencollective.com/dlang

The target was $3000 for Jan "Webfreak001" Jurzitza, author and 
maintainer of serve-d and code-d, the VS Code plugin. We had 
arranged to pay the money to Jan in increments of $500 on the 
completion of multiple milestones. He and I worked out his first 
two milestones with the intention of mapping out another two once 
they were completed.

Long story short, both milestones are nearly complete now (he 
hasn't worked on them sequentially, and has done other tasks 
besides). He still wants to wait until he completes them before 
we payout the $1000 for the milestones. However, he has asked 
that $1500 of the remaining $2000 be applied to the forum server 
campaign. We have obliged.

Thus, our forum server campaign exceeded our target by $125 and 
is now closed. The money will be transferred to Vladimir in short 
order. The excess will be put toward the General Fund.

The second active campaign over the past few weeks has been the 
2nd round of our Pull Request Manager campaign. Nicholas Wilson 
is still on the job, still nursing the PR queues across the D 
github repositories. We're aiming to raise $3000 by May 15 so we 
can pay him for the preceding three months of work.

As I write this, we are sitting at $799 raised so far with 49 
days remaining. We need a push to help us reach the goal in time, 
so if you've got a few dollars to spare, please send them to our 
PR Manager campaign here:

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far and to everyone who 
will donate in the future.
Mar 26
parent reply Vladimir Panteleev <thecybershadow.lists gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 15:14:03 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 Long story short, both milestones are nearly complete now (he 
 hasn't worked on them sequentially, and has done other tasks 
 besides). He still wants to wait until he completes them before 
 we payout the $1000 for the milestones. However, he has asked 
 that $1500 of the remaining $2000 be applied to the forum 
 server campaign. We have obliged.

 Thus, our forum server campaign exceeded our target by $125 and 
 is now closed. The money will be transferred to Vladimir in 
 short order. The excess will be put toward the General Fund.
Thank you, Jan, and thank you to everyone who donated. I have some news regarding the server hosting the forum and services. Last month, a circumstance with the then-current server provider forced us to move away from them immediately. We were completely cut off from the server, so I had to improvise, and launched all services directly from a backup on my home PC. This is how they are running currently. I've been working on a more permanent replacement since then. The good news is that I found a server plan with suitable hardware at a much lower price than the previous plan, which means that the $2000 you raised will cover not one, but almost exactly three years of hosting! :) The replacement server has already been ordered, and I've begun setting it up. The data is already in place, and I expect it to be ready to be live with a few more days of work.
Mar 26
parent Bastiaan Veelo <Bastiaan Veelo.net> writes:
On Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 18:49:30 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev 
wrote:
 Thank you, Jan, and thank you to everyone who donated.
And thank you, Vladimir!
Mar 26