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Bug #39241 Would it be possible to pay or donate money for using the PHP-tool(s)?
Submitted: 2006-10-23 18:15 UTC Modified: 2006-10-25 00:39 UTC
From: myanonadr at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Website problem
PHP Version: 23 Oct 6:15pm. OS: All
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-10-23 18:15 UTC] myanonadr at hotmail dot com
Would it be possible to insert a donate, or voluntary pay, or pay relative to income, usage, market tool value etc. for using the PHP-module and respective tools on your website?

Expected result:
A menu item with either donation, volunatary payment, relative payment or just payment, or maybe a better suggested description. A search for pay, paying, donation, donate could lead to this page as well. Maybe a text to assure that this payment is fully voluntary, assuring that you are not alienating those that are happy with using a free tool. The page would I expect would give one or more ways to pay or donate for the tool. (Or if you came to a different conclution than me, a page that tell why or just that you came to the conlution that it is better not to receive money, or just that you would not like to receive money for the usage of the tool.)

Actual result:
No result that describe what to do to pay for the PHP-tool, from searching donation, donate, pay or payment, I could not find a menu item with donate/pay etc.


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 [2006-10-23 22:06 UTC]
There is no PHP Foundation or any other kind of organization which would gather all the funds and manage them and there are no plans of creating one.

BUT it is already possible at the moment to make a donation, though only to the developers having a wishlist like here:
or here:

As far as I know this is the preferred way to give thanks (aside from sending patches, helping with the docs and other forms of help).
You can also contact a developer directly and settle this question personally.
 [2006-10-24 01:51 UTC]
We don't have any such program available.  We prefer that people donate their time to improve an aspect of PHP itself instead of money.
 [2006-10-24 07:17 UTC] judas dot iscariote at gmail dot com
hrmmm.. I can be a good or bad idea depending with what eyes you see it.

I think creating such thing may be helpful to pay more people to hack into the PHP core or the documentation.. but some people tends to confuse "donation" with "service payment" that may cause trouble.(the classic "I gave you implement X feature" problem)
 [2006-10-24 21:28 UTC] myanonadr at hotmail dot com
Thank you for your comments, and your suspention of the bug report. Not allowing payment for using the system could be the main reason for not using the system.
 [2006-10-25 00:39 UTC] myanonadr at hotmail dot com
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