The project is affiliated with Software in the Public Interest, a non-profit organization, and we can accept donations online through SPI in US$. For other ways to donate, see the donation page on the SPI website.
For those of you who live in Europe, we can also accept donations through ffis.de via bank transfer in Euro. As ffis.de is a charitable association, this donation is tax deducitble under in Germany. Note that when you do this, please write to "donation at ffis dot de" so that your donation will be earmarked for the Jenkins project.
Your contribution helps us keep Jenkins going by paying project expenses, such as:
Your contribution is not used for paying personnel; all the contributors work on a voluntary basis.
To show our appreciation, the list of the past donors is available.
In showing our appreciation, we'll send out a special "friend of Jenkins" plugin to those who have donated more than $25. This plugin adds a little icon in the footer section, telling that you are a friend of Jenkins. You can install this to your Jenkins to show off that you've helped us.
We are trying to raise $2000 travel grants for assisting Jenkins contributors to travel, meet, and strengthen their relationships with the other Jenkins contributors. Specifically, we have FOSDEM and SCALE11x in mind, in which there already are a fair amount of Jenkins contributors concentration.
Being an open-source project, Jenkins developers are highly dispersed, yet a lot gets done in the community through human relationships, just like any other organizations. This poses a challenge, because most of the contributors work on Jenkins on their spare times, and so people are on their own to travel to the shows, creating greater divides between those of us in the U.S., Europe, and in Asia.
This fund raising is a bit of experiment to see if it's worth the money. The goal is to sponsor two people who don't work on Jenkins full time to travel to those events (and hopefully present talks, although that's subject to the acceptance by conferences.) We'll also report back what came out of them.
If you think this is a worthy goal, please consider donating. If you'd like to donate but not for this cause, please drop us a note so that we can attribute it accordingly.
See Past Donation Drives for what we've done in the past.
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