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What is your preferred option to donate to an open source project?

@Muto @LemmyDev afaik publishing SEPA information is quite problematic because someone can setup a transfer from your account and basically take your money if you dont notice that. is that wrong?

@felix @Muto @LemmyDev They did that to me and stole me some money. I personally don't recommend SEPA.

@honor_ @felix @Muto @LemmyDev Aren't you supposed to sign a SEPA direct debit mandate for that to happen?

@LemmyDev
Call me old fashioned - but I still use regular bank transfers :mastoface_with_rolling_eyes:
Cheap. Easy. Only very few strings attached...

@LemmyDev for privacy reasons, I've stopped using Liberapay (only supports PayPal & Stripe). Patreon … well, you asked Open Source, right? Open Collective sounds promising, but it's still hard to withdraw w/o PayPal/Stripe & Co. So: SEPA. Maybe Bitcoin… if I'd receive some in my donation inbox :wink:

@LemmyDev For me it's anything that doesn't require a Credit Card or PayPal.

At this time preferred would be crypto-currency, specifically Monero or Bitcoin :)

@LemmyDev I prefer bank transfer as up to today that is the only option I have. One exception if I could meet the person, I will donate in cash.

@LemmyDev whatever gets money to devs. Patreon, PayPal, SEPA

@LemmyDev standard bank transfer (as many here said: SEPA). Also using liberapay, but only if there's no more direct option. Also using patreon, but only as a last resort. (plus helping on bug tracker)

@LemmyDev Primarily SEPA (fast, low overhead), sometimes by card. Never Pay“Pal”.

@LemmyDev Bank transfer/SEPA. If this isn't available, I sometimes use Paypal as a fallback, but I don't like it. If both options are not available, I don't donate.

@LemmyDev
I can't decide between patreon and opencollective because in each I miss a thing :
• In patreon I miss the transparency (expenses / budget) from opencollective.
• In opencollective I miss the "story component" where receivers update you.

@LemmyDev sometimes I use Paypal but most of the time I use direct money transfer from my bank account.

@LemmyDev Direct payment.
But I did not research about #liberapay yet.

But my most preferred payment method is to put some money directly into the hands of my holy podcasters.

@ajuvo received some bucks at the #gpn19 and #dieStimmederJugend got some at the #36c3.
I need to check if he shared with the others or just drunk it away at the #Spaeti.

@LemmyDev liberapay won't let you easily delete your account. In order to do that, you have to email them, which is a bad practice for privacy. Imo, crypto currency is the best way.

@LemmyDev [x] SEPA bank transfer.

Usually one has to ask for bank details because Paypal is offered by default...

@LemmyDev

In order of preference:

* Cold hard cash
* #SEPA (single euro payments area, for the unaware. It doesn't just cover the #eurozone or the #EU)
* #Sexual favours
* A quick word of encouragement

@LemmyDev

Bitcoin, because it's free software.

I'm trying to use fiat money less because it always require running proprietary software.

@LemmyDev anything that works with credit card becausa it's almost always for me an international transaction

@LemmyDev
We make some event and give to the software or group that we more use.

@LemmyDev
The problem with sending money is that most ways deanonymize at least one of the parties involved.

Order of preference:
- Handing over cash in-person (rarely available)
- Mailing a banknote in an envelope (doxxes the receiver, risk of theft)
- SEPA (deanonymizes both parties)

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