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People who contributed to the Core of MagicMirror²

 
  • RE: Join us on Discord

    @lavolp3 Whoops! Sorry! 😉

    posted in Announcements
  • Join us on Discord

    We used Slack for quite a while now, but unfortunately we ran into Slack issues (like user limitations). Because of this I decided to move to discord. If you like to chat about the MagicMirror² project, come and join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/J5BAtvx

    See you there!

    posted in Announcements
  • RE: Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    @cowboysdude @Mykle1 It seems to work on my end (and for some others that I’ve asked). Could you try to see if it still gives an error (even if you’re not planning to donate … :)) Thanks!

    posted in MagicMirror
  • RE: Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    @mykle1 Yes, I’ve created a group to which I will I eventually add all the sponsors.

    posted in MagicMirror
  • RE: Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    @broberg First of all: thanks for the donation! I really appreciate it!

    Your link doesn’t seem to work since it includes your (expired) session token. I checked the donate button config, and it should display an English form. I tried changing the locale but it doesn’t seem to work.

    This is the official sharable link:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=G5D8E9MR5DTD2&source=url

    Adding the locale doesn’t seem to work:
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=G5D8E9MR5DTD2&source=url&country.x=NL&locale.x=nl_EN

    Any suggestions?

    posted in MagicMirror
  • RE: Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    Hi Everybody,

    Thanks for all your suggestions! I’ve added a donate link (using Paypal) to the homepage, the forum menubar and the readme of the project (currently dev branch only). If you have any suggestions where I can add more donate buttons without being annoying, feel free to let me know.

    If you want to go to the donation-page directly, please follow this link.

    To all of you that are going to donate: many many many thanks in advance!

    posted in MagicMirror
  • RE: Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    @sdetweil That’s a valid point!

    The support is focussed on the total project, including the development, maintenance and running costs like the website and forum.

    Like I said before::

    Initially the money will go towards the forum (and website). To host this forum, we are running a dedicated server. Additionally a lot of mails are being sent daily (forum digest, update notifications, registration confirmation, etc …), those cost money as well.

    If I manage to get more funds over the running costs, that money will allow me to spent more hours on the project. I try to do as much as I can in my spare time, but dedicating a few of my work hours a week to this project would be highly beneficial to the project.

    posted in MagicMirror
  • RE: Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    @cowboysdude said:

    How about a section within the forum where users can go to get one on one individual help in exchange for a donation.

    The problem with this idea is that individual support is very time consuming. Essentially you are hiring me on an hourly basis to give support. This would only work I I would charge my hourly development fee, which for a project like this probably won’t work.

    Perhaps someone wants help to modify a module for their particular needs…something more along that lines… BUT donations to continue operations would never be a bad idea!

    As others have said I only maintain the core and the default modules. Most modules a third party, so I won’t be able to give support on those anyway.

    Thanks for your suggestions though! Good to know what people are looking for.

    @rts58 said:

    I would suspect though, that you will be better off getting some corporate sponsorship and allowing some non-intrusive ads.

    If I limit the support to one company, this might give users the idea it’s owned by a company or that the company will have some influence on the project. I think it’s important that the project will be community supported, not company supported. That being said: I probably will allow companies to be become some sort of “platinum sponsor” with in return a logo on the project page.

    posted in MagicMirror
  • RE: Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    Thank you all for the overwhelming and positive responses. Your feedback is very valuable.

    First let’s state the obvious: donations will be absolutely voluntarily and optional. No obligation whatsoever and no nagging! I promise! 🙂

    I like the idea of adding some sort of recognition system. This can be a nice perk for those who contribute. This can be done on the forum using badges, as well as a list of all the supporters in the repository.

    I’m currently considering the following:

    • Silver Supporter: anyone who gave a one time donation.
    • Gold Supporter: anyone who gives recurring donations.
    • Platinum Supporter: anyone (mainly focussing on companies) who gives a large amount of money allowing me to spent more time on the project. Platinum sponsors will get their logo on the project homepage and in the readme. This might be interesting for companies that use MagicMirror² in their everyday work.

    Initially the money will go towards the forum (and website). To host this forum, we are running a dedicated server. Additionally a lot of mails are being sent daily (forum digest, update notifications, registration confirmation, etc …), those cost money as well.

    If I manage to get more funds over the running costs, that money will allow me to spent more hours on the project. I try to do as much as I can in my spare time, but dedicating a few of my work hours a week to this project would be highly beneficial to the project.

    I’m currently looking at the following services to handle these donations:

    If you have any other suggestions, or have any experience with one of the above, I’d like to hear from you!

    posted in MagicMirror
  • Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!

    5 years ago I started the MagicMirror project as a fun project for myself only. After blogging about it, the responses to the project where overwhelming. With the advent of MagicMirror², the project has grown to something I never dared to dream of.

    The MagicMirror project has a huge community behind it, mainly in the form of this forum. Hosting this project not only takes up some of my time, but also a fair amount of money.

    I absolutely want to keep this forum Ad free. Just as I want to keep the MagicMirror² free and opensource. More importantly: I’d like to free up some of my work hour to spent more time working on the core.

    Unfortunately this isn’t possible without some additional funds. Because of this I’m considering taking on donations. In what way or form isn’t completely clear yet. And for that I’d like to hear your ideas …

    What are our thoughts about taking donations to support the MagicMirror project? Would you be willing to donate? And if so, would you prefer one time donations, or recurring donations. What platforms do you prefer to send donations? And do you think this is possible without giving additional perks to supporters?

    Your thought in this process are very valuable to me. Please let me know what your thoughts are and what you think is the best approach to do so.

    Don’t worry: you’ll always be able to use MagicMirror even without any donations.

    Thanks in advance!

    posted in MagicMirror