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reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation is 
using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 2, 
they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 times the 
usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Oct 29
next sibling parent Samir <samir aol.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation is 
 using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 2, 
 they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 times 
 the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Bookmarked!
Oct 29
prev sibling next sibling parent reply FooledDonor <donor donor.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation is 
 using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 2, 
 they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 times 
 the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Perhaps a fundamental principle is not clear enough at the foundation: transparency. Where is the vision of the third and fourth quarter? Where are the deliveries of things in the pipeline? What is the progress of the various jobs started? Which people is funding, with how much money and for what expected results? Where is the newCTFE? Was the work on this point financed by the foundation? I've never seen a report on the state of affairs, neither from the president, nor from Andrei, nor from Walter. How do you hope to obtain trust and funding, if NO one even deigns to give the least development plan or feedback on past developments? It seems that everyone has locked up in their ivory tower ...
Oct 29
next sibling parent Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:40:20 UTC, FooledDonor wrote:
 On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 [...]
Perhaps a fundamental principle is not clear enough at the foundation: transparency. Where is the vision of the third and fourth quarter? Where are the deliveries of things in the pipeline? What is the progress of the various jobs started? Which people is funding, with how much money and for what expected results? Where is the newCTFE? Was the work on this point financed by the foundation? I've never seen a report on the state of affairs, neither from the president, nor from Andrei, nor from Walter. How do you hope to obtain trust and funding, if NO one even deigns to give the least development plan or feedback on past developments? It seems that everyone has locked up in their ivory tower ...
I want to subscribe to this points. Before trying an other money collection system, please provide more transparency of the current financial situation of the foundation. Regards mt.
Oct 30
prev sibling parent reply SealabJaster <sealabjaster gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:40:20 UTC, FooledDonor wrote:
 On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation 
 is using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 
 2, they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 
 times the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Perhaps a fundamental principle is not clear enough at the foundation: transparency. Where is the vision of the third and fourth quarter? Where are the deliveries of things in the pipeline? What is the progress of the various jobs started? Which people is funding, with how much money and for what expected results? Where is the newCTFE? Was the work on this point financed by the foundation? I've never seen a report on the state of affairs, neither from the president, nor from Andrei, nor from Walter. How do you hope to obtain trust and funding, if NO one even deigns to give the least development plan or feedback on past developments? It seems that everyone has locked up in their ivory tower ...
It's kind of discouraging to see that your post, as well as another thread asking something similar regarding the vision document[1] have gone unanswered... Maybe the people who could answer these things just don't see them, or maybe they're purposefully being quiet. It would be nice to know what's going on at the very least ;( [1] https://forum.dlang.org/thread/qmwovarkjgvxyibslajl forum.dlang.org
Oct 31
next sibling parent reply Joakim <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
On Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 03:18:44 UTC, SealabJaster wrote:
 On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:40:20 UTC, FooledDonor wrote:
 On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation 
 is using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 
 2, they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 
 times the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Perhaps a fundamental principle is not clear enough at the foundation: transparency. Where is the vision of the third and fourth quarter? Where are the deliveries of things in the pipeline? What is the progress of the various jobs started? Which people is funding, with how much money and for what expected results? Where is the newCTFE? Was the work on this point financed by the foundation? I've never seen a report on the state of affairs, neither from the president, nor from Andrei, nor from Walter. How do you hope to obtain trust and funding, if NO one even deigns to give the least development plan or feedback on past developments? It seems that everyone has locked up in their ivory tower ...
It's kind of discouraging to see that your post, as well as another thread asking something similar regarding the vision document[1] have gone unanswered... Maybe the people who could answer these things just don't see them, or maybe they're purposefully being quiet. It would be nice to know what's going on at the very least ;( [1] https://forum.dlang.org/thread/qmwovarkjgvxyibslajl forum.dlang.org
My guess, and this is purely a guess, is that they got discouraged by how few people paid attention to the Vision document or donated to the foundation on Opencollective and haven't bothered with this stuff since. I think that's a mistake, as you may need to do this stuff for awhile before it picks up. In any case, I don't care that it isn't happening, as I always said that it's better to have decentralized bounties, like we had on bountysource, rather than centralized funding through the D Foundation. Maybe the upcoming targeted campaigns will be a good middle ground, in that you will be able to directly contribute to specific targets: https://dlang.org/blog/2018/07/13/funding-code-d/
Oct 31
parent jmh530 <john.michael.hall gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 05:26:06 UTC, Joakim wrote:
 [snip]

 My guess, and this is purely a guess, is that they got 
 discouraged by how few people paid attention to the Vision 
 document or donated to the foundation on Opencollective and 
 haven't bothered with this stuff since.
I pay attention to the Vision document, and I contribute a little money out of every paycheck to the D foundation that my company matches. IMO, not updating the vision document comes off as very unorganized.
Nov 01
prev sibling parent bachmeier <no spam.net> writes:
On Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 03:18:44 UTC, SealabJaster wrote:
 It's kind of discouraging to see that your post, as well as 
 another thread asking something similar regarding the vision 
 document[1] have gone unanswered...

 Maybe the people who could answer these things just don't see 
 them, or maybe they're purposefully being quiet. It would be 
 nice to know what's going on at the very least ;(

 [1] 
 https://forum.dlang.org/thread/qmwovarkjgvxyibslajl forum.dlang.org
There is nothing stopping the community from doing things like raising money for improving the user experience and marketing the language. Walter and Andrei do not have to be involved in anything outside of the core language development. No vision document is needed. Neither Walter or Andrei is a CEO. We should be realistic and act accordingly. Don't get me wrong, it would be great if the DLF did these things, but it's not happening now and it's not happening ever. The question is who will provide the leadership to move things forward. To this point, nobody has stepped up.
Nov 01
prev sibling next sibling parent jmh530 <john.michael.hall gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation is 
 using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 2, 
 they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 times 
 the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Cool. I mean to use this more often, but sometimes forget...
Oct 29
prev sibling next sibling parent Soulsbane <paul acheronsoft.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation is 
 using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 2, 
 they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 times 
 the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Already done!
Oct 29
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Peter Alexander <peter.alexander.au gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation is 
 using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 2, 
 they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 times 
 the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Does this only work in the US? The charity doesn't exist at smile.amazon.co.uk.
Oct 29
parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 21:12:20 UTC, Peter Alexander wrote:
 On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation 
 is using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 
 2, they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 
 times the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Does this only work in the US? The charity doesn't exist at smile.amazon.co.uk.
Looks like it's a completely separate system based on national boundaries: "Organisations must be registered and in good standing with the Charity Commission of either England and Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland to be eligible to participate." amazon.com has a similar requirement for US-based charities.
Oct 30
prev sibling parent notna <notna.remove.this ist-einmalig.de> writes:
On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 16:01:38 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 One of the easiest ways to support the D Language Foundation is 
 using smile.amazon.com when you make a purchase. Until Nov 2, 
 they're running a special where they're donating 5% (10 times 
 the usual amount) you buy through AmazonSmile.

 smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5352856
Hmmm... cannot register for the "D Language Foundation" at smile.amazon.<<< DE >>> ... and on __COM__ I'm note getting some things even it shows "qualified for smile.amazon.DE"...
Nov 21