Thank you for Pidgin, and all the quick fixes.

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Thu Jul 9 00:24:53 EDT 2009

Jeff Sadowski wrote:
> Question along these lines I see no info about donations on the faq is
> there a pot to donate to or is it strictly all volunteer work only.

We have been looking to set up a donation system for Instant Messaging Freedom,
Inc., the non-profit corporation set up three years ago (one of you old-timers
please correct me if I'm wrong here--I wasn't in the loop then!).  One of IMF's
purposes is to shield individual developers from lawsuits such as the one we
were facing over the use of our former name.  Unfortunately, we do not yet have
that donation system up and running.  It's on our to-do list, but it seems to
just never happen.

Right now, I would say that the best use of donations intended for Pidgin in
general would be to donate to the Software Freedom Law Center, who have provided
our legal counsel in the founding and maintenance of IMF and staving off the
lawsuit from AOL.  Otherwise, you could find out if any developers have specific
preferred charities or donate to an organization that helps people in need in
your local area.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 835 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <>

More information about the Devel mailing list