[IPython-dev] IPython donations are now live

Anthony Scopatz scopatz at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 20:14:23 EDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM, Bradley M. Froehle
<brad.froehle at gmail.com>wrote:

> Wow! Great.
> > Our donations are managed by the NumFOCUS (http://numfocus.org/)
> foundation, which passes 100% of your contribution to the IPython project.
> NumFOCUS is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, so if you are subject to US
> Tax law, your contributions will be tax-deductible.
> >
> >
My pleasure Fernando,

> Is it really true that NumFOCUS isn't levying any fees?  Certainly they
> have expenses too... (bank accounts, lawyers, web hosting, etc).

This is correct.  We are not levying any fees and are totally donation
driven and would like to remain that way.  Though we do have administrative
expenses, myself and the board (which Fernando is on) are all volunteer.
 Our goal is to support projects like IPython and the people behind them.
Remember this if/when we put out a more general call for donations ;).  To
learn more, please visit http://numfocus.org/.

> Also I'm sure PayPal takes a cut of the total before it reaches NumFOCUS.

Yes, they certainly do!  Which is why a conscientious donor would use
services such as WePay or Dwolla when we get them set up for individual
projects.  Their cut is practically negligible.


Be Well

> -Brad
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