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FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby Torsten » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:56 pm

As many of you might be aware of, a group of FlightGear enthusiasts have been presenting FlightGear at FSWeekend in Lelystad(NL) and LinuxTag in Berlin(DE) over the last years. Our presentation and the equipment list has grown with each show with every single item being donated by the beforementioned enthusiasts.

For the next show in Berlin, we would like to have a box of give-away 3D-glasses at hand, we need two additional monitors to complete the setup for our Thomas-Krenn-Server with eight equal displays and our projector needs a new light-bulb.

To get everything set and to be able to present FlightGear at it's best for the next years, Curt, Martin and I established a PayPal account and we decided to ask for donations.

If you think, we do a good job at presenting and promoting FlightGear and if you want to support us in having the best booth during the show, please consider donating a few Euros, Dollars, Pounds, Crowns, Yen, Francs, Afghanis, Dinars, Pesos or whatever your currency might be to

donations@flightgear.org using PayPal.

All donations will be used for the sole purpose of adding to or maintaining the equipment used at the shows. Donations are not tax deductable yet - this
might change at some time in the future.

Thanks for your support and for making FlightGear the best free flight simulator on earth.
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Re: FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby D-79 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:40 pm

Hi Torsten,

this sounds like a good idea. Will the use of the donations be published at some place? It would be great if donors could see what their cents are used for.

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Re: FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby Torsten » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:53 am

Yes, certainly - probably in the wiki on a protected page.

The great news is that up to now, we received US$200 + EUR50 from four individuals and an offer to create a bunch of branded 3D-glasses.
That's all very exciting and we really appreciate it.

Thanks for the support.
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Re: FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby Torsten » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:58 am

Update: US$220 + EUR60 from six individuals.
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Re: FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby Hooray » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:08 am

Assuming that this is also going to be relevant for the upcoming FSWeekend event, I'd just like to point out that it is VERY easy to "donate" to FlightGear, even without a PayPal account: the FlightGear website is scattered with lots of AdSense ads all over the place, Curt will get paid for each and every ad that website visitors find "interesting enough" to click and open in their browser...

in other words, when you take a look at http://www.flightgear.org once in a while, you could obviously make it a case to consider supporting the project just by checking out some of the more interesting ads occasionally.
In fact, when you click on the "Ad choices" logo, you'll get a whole list of text ads, so that you can easily open/view dozens of ads within minutes (i.e. if you are so inclined).
Please don't send support requests by PM, instead post your questions on the forum so that all users can contribute and benefit
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Re: FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby curt » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:26 am

But I definitely encourage people to respond to specific needs such as these directly. It's way more efficient.
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Re: FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby Hooray » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:45 pm

Update: Recently, there were some donation related talks on the developers mailing list, it seems some people are interested in donating some bucks to FlightGear via PayPal:

http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear- ... 35062.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear- ... 35108.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear- ... 25971.html

If this should materialize some more, we coulf go ahead and add some PayPal buttons to the forum and wiki, too.

I second the suggestion that it would be great to specify a suggested/preferred application area (scenery, mapserver, multiplayer, wiki, forum, bugs, feature requests, flight sim events etc).

I volunteer to add a corresponding note to the newsletter template and to the volunteer article (which might be better renamed "contribute" then) in the wiki.
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Re: FlightGear at LinuxTag and FSWeekend need your help

Postby billm » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:10 pm

If you guys get a Paypal setup going, our group will donate to the effort. We would also be willing to provide demo equipment (Mac, CH Products controllers) for events in Japan if there are plans to attend anything in Tokyo.

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