[IPython-dev] IPython donations are now live

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 17:51:11 EDT 2012

Hi folks,

today we received the great news that NumFOCUS was approved by the IRS
(USA tax authority for those of you outside the US) as a non-profit
foundation.  This means that it can officially collect donations that
support its mission and those can be tax-deductible.

Not wanting to waste any time, I've added a donation page to the project:


as well as a link on the sidebar.  By all means let me know if you
have any feedback on this.  I especially want to know if we should
just get rid of the sidebar link.  At first that's all I had, but it
turned out that we couldn't add any explanatory text to the actual
paypal checkout page, so it seemed best to have a real 'donate' page.

But now the duplication is starting to feel a little too 'in your
face' for my taste, so I'm leaning towards removing the sidebar link
and just leaving the more discree 'donate' link in the top navbar and
the page.

The flip side is that the donate button is more visible throughout the
site, and it may result in improved donations...


In any case, feel free to advertise this!



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