Phone number for donations?

Mason Loring Bliss mason at
Sat May 11 16:24:59 UTC 2013

On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 09:51:09AM -0600, Bdale Garbee wrote:

> Nope.  The fact that I can't recall anyone ever asking for a phone
> number before probably means this is a fairly rare occurrence...

A private phone number sufficed here. I can't see great utility in adding to
process complexity unless it comes up more frequently than it evidently does.

That said, I do wonder if additional funds couldn't be put to good use -
Debian's marketing is almost entirely word of mouth. It could conceivably be
worth lowering the bar for prospective donors. I asked for a number because I
wanted to donate, but to do so I dug through the web pages, looked at the
whois database, and finally located and subscribed to a mailing list that
included greylisting delays. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there have
been other folks wishing to donate using the same mechanism who simply gave
up somewhere before completing the hunt.

Mason Loring Bliss   ((  "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams
mason at     ))  build  their nest  with fragments  dropped  ((   from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore

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