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!
Edit: I’ve added to option to donate: http://magicmirror.builders/donate