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== Donations ==
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== TuxFamily.org depends on your donations ==
Free as in Freedom does not imply free as in free beer, and like all Open Source organizations, TuxFamily.org has operating costs. Please consider what it would cost to host your project(s) on a non-Free site.  Donations are purely voluntary and we appreciate any donation even small.
 
  
You can give either :  
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TuxFamily.org is a free (as in free beer AND free speech) web hosting service. We only have one condition : make free (as in free speech) content. But free as in free speech does not imply free as in free beer: TuxFamily.org has operating costs (buying servers, mostly). We depend entirely on your donations for this.
  
*Your time
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Donating is not mandatory; but we do appreciate all the support you give us. There are several ways to support us:
*Your money
 
  
We are launching a donation campaign, since:
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* donating money
* We anticipate needing approximately 5000 € to cover operating costs
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* joining the organization
* Our bank account balance is 2000 € (but we used 4000 € in June 2007 when we had to add 5 new servers to keep growing... so it should be at -2000 € if our administrators didn't use their personal money...)
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* giving a bit of your free time to help TuxFamily.org be it on this wiki (correcting our english or translating from french latest additions) or our [[http://forum.tuxfamily.org community forum]], see below too for other kind of involvement
* Operating costs are approximatively 5000 €/year to fix and upgrade the existing platform. It does not include the cost of any new servers
 
  
Our goal is to raise 7500 €, which should allow us to continue for another year (of course, more is always appreciated, we will be able to buy new stuff to provide new services...)
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== Why Donate and What For? ==
  
== Why Donate and What Donate for==
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TuxFamily.org is kindly hosted by [http://lost-oasis.fr Lost Oasis] and [http://www.free.fr Free] : we do not have hosting, electricity and bandwidth costs.
  
([http://lost-oasis.fr Lost Oasis], [http://www.free.fr Free], [http://www.ikoula.com/ Ikoula], [http://www.frontier.fr/ Frontier Online] ) kindly provide us with:
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But that does not cover everything: we still need to buy and maintain our servers. It means we have to keep a reasonable amount of cash at all time, in case of hardware failure, and invest in new servers so we can face the constant growth of hosted projects and keep providing new services.
*bandwidth
 
*rack-space
 
*electricity and air conditioning
 
  
but that does not cover everything. Maintaining the TuxFamily-owned computers is our responsibility, and that includes:
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We kindly appreciate and thank the following websites that redirect their paypal page for direct contribution to TuxFamily.org:
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* http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org
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* http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
  
* replacing failing hard-drives, buying replacement and spare hard drives, increasing storage capacity, improving backups.
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== What your donations are NOT for ==
* replacing failing servers, adding new servers to handle new growth, or to handle new services.
 
* See also our [[HardwareNeeds/En|Equipment needs]]
 
  
Also, in addition to volunteering their time, several TuxFamily team members have lent us huge amount of money to keep TuxFamily up and running and to handle the cost of Free software related events.
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All the collected funds will go to the web hosting service. Team members do not get any wages or compensations (neither in cash nor in hardware). The organization does not reimburse meals or anything else. We only reimburse travelling expenses for new servers installation  (not even for free software events where we represent TuxFamily.org).  
  
These costs have included:
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By supporting TuxFamily.org, you can be sure that all your help will only profit to free content.
* Transportation costs to represent TuxFamily at Free Software conventions (RMLL, Solutions GNU/Linux...) or to work on our foreign Servers (in Marseille for example).
 
* Equipment costs for rack-servers and SCSI drives.
 
  
However please take note that the funds from the donation campaign will only go to the Association and not a penny will be used by the team members.
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== How to give back ==
The funds we raise won't go towards:
 
* the personal computers of team members
 
* paying team members for their time running Tuxfamily (replying to emails, handling spam infestations, providing user support, responding to requests for additional services, etc.)
 
* paying for parties or personal meal costs at a convention.
 
  
By making a donation to TuxFamily, you can be sure that it will be used to promote Open Source in all of its forms (Free Art, Free Music, Free software, Free games,...) and that it will help small projects to raise and large projects to evolve.
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=== Monetary gifts ===
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The most effective and simple way to help us is to [http://www.tuxfamily.org/en/support make a donation], either by wire transfer (best way), PayPal or cheque (if you are in France). You can also [[HardwareNeeds/En|donate hardware]].
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If you are in France, you can also [http://tuxfamily.org/en/support join the organization]. Joining is a very good way to get involved in the project's life, by receiving regular information on our activities.
  
Despite what some may think, TuxFamily is a large, complicated platform which doesn't run on its own.  First and foremost, TuxFamily is a team which has heavily invested its time and talents into providing a quality service available to all. Each donation, no matter how small,  adds support for this project and spurs the team to continue.
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=== Giving a bit of your time ===
  
== How to Donate ==
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According to your abilities, your availability and your wishes, you can help TuxFamily.org in several ways:
=== Monetary gifts ===
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* See on our main website  http://tuxfamily.org The "Make a donation" button can be used to make a donation
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* You can help '''helping other hosted projects''':
* French people can also join the organization. See : http://tuxfamily.org/en/support.
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** Help us to improve, fix and translate this FAQ
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** Help us answer on [http://forum.tuxfamily.org our forum], the ''help'' mailing-list (send a mail to : help-request at lists dot tuxfamily dot org with "subscribe" as subject) or irc://irc.tuxfamily.org#tuxfamily on our IRC channel].
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* If you'd rather like help us with '''programming''', you can:
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** Help us develop [http://vhffs.org VHFFS], the software TuxFamily.org runs on. You can also help by translating/improving its documentation.
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** Help us develop new services for our platform.
  
=== Equipment ===
 
* please see our list of [[HardwareNeeds/En| Equipment needs]]
 
  
=== Volunteering ===
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* You can also '''become a moderator'''. You will:
* nous cherchons des personnes souhaitant promouvoir le libre et le logiciel libre, plusieurs possibilités en fonction de ce que vous souhaitez faire
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** Answer requests for new groups or services.
** traduire / compléter cette FAQ
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** Help other hosted people.
** utiliser librement [[CommunicationLibre/Fr|cette FAQ pour promouvoir le libre]], si si c'est aussi fait pour vous, voire par vous
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** The moderation process takes place on a dedicated IRC channel. You'll need to keep your client connected and check awaiting requests when you can.
** répondre aux questions sur http://forum.tuxfamily.org
 
** nous aider à répondre à nos hébergés sur notre chan irc://irc.tuxfamily.org#tuxfamily ou #vhffs nous ne sommes pas forcément là 24/7/365
 
** En vous investissant dans l'association TuxFamily.org: si vous n'avez pas particulièrement de compétences techniques en matière d'hébergement de masse, vous pouvez prendre un rôle dans l'association et vous occuper de la partie relationnelle/communication qui est à ce jour un peu limitée.  
 
  
* pour ceux qui préfèrent le développement
 
** tester http://vhffs.org et remonter des bugs ou demandes d'améliorations (les patchs sont les bienvenus)
 
** compléter/traduire la documentation
 
** proposer des services libres clé en main à ajouter à notre plateforme (paquets et docs)
 
** ajouter/gérer des [[Games/Fr|serveurs de jeux]]
 
  
* si vous connaissez bien le libre ou souhaitez approfondir vos connaissances, nous recherchons des modérateurs(trices)
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* You may also '''become a sysadmin''' :
** pour participer à la validation des demandes de projets de nos hébergés
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** The first step is to get to know our platform and the other administrators, by hanging out on [irc://irc.tuxfamily.org#tuxfamily our IRC channel].
** pour aider à compléter cette FAQ et contribuer à promouvoir le libre
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** This mostly means recurrent maintenance tasks, being able to react quickly when a failure happens, more than installing new servers or services.
** pour effectuer les vérifications de routine sur les projets que nous hébergeons déjà et conseiller nos hébergés qui voudraient [http://demoll.tuxfamily.org mettre en valeur leur projet via les tags par exemple]
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** You'll need a good experience of Unix systems. Discovering our platform may take some time. But we do appreciate help offers and a fresh look can only profit us.
** pour motiver les administrateurs, les aider à identifier des dysfonctionnements et les soulager de certaines tâches qui ne demandent pas forcément le grade d'administrateur pour être résolu.
 
** répondre aux nombreux mails de support.
 
** Pour postuler au poste de modérateur, il ne suffit pas d'être disponible une heure par semaine entre le cours de judo et le baby-sitting chez les voisins. La modération sur TuxFamily est un travail qui demande une présence permanente sur le canal de modération. (Chaque modération ne prend pas beaucoup de temps mais il faut voir rapidement qu'une demande est en attente et effectuer un suivi régulier donc toujours avoir une oeil sur le canal)
 
** De manière générale, des personnes ayant un bon niveau d'expression dans une ou plusieurs langues étrangères (actuellement Espagnol, Anglais, Italien, Allemand...) seraient en mesure de nous rendre de grands services et d'améliorer l'internationalisation de notre platforme qui pour l'instant est faite avec les moyens du bord.
 
  
* nous recherchons aussi des administrateurs de confiance
 
** nous ne donnerons les clés de la plateforme qu'en vous connaissant un peu
 
** il ne s'agit pas (sauf dans de rares cas) d'installer des serveurs et de configurer des services comme vous pourriez le faire sur une de vos machine personnelle. ici tout est déjà en place, et il vous faudra comprendre précisément le fonctionnement actuel de la plateforme, vous l'approprier pour pouvoir réagir efficacement en cas de panne/problème. Nous avons donc besoin de gens ayant déjà une certaine expérience des systèmes *nix et qui pourraient s'intégrer rapidement dans l'équipe déjà en place.
 
** il y a beaucoup de tâches récurrentes liées à la montée en charge et à l'entretien de la plateforme qui permettront de vous occuper à loisir
 
** des yeux neufs permettront de faire des propositions novatrices ou d'apporter un regard extérieur pour des améliorations utiles
 
** du sang neuf redonnera une nouvelle jeunesse à l'équipe
 
  
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* Finally, if you have '''graphic skills''', you can be very useful:
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** by providing new buttons, logos, banners for TuxFamily.org (see [http://logo.tuxfamily.org list of existing logos] and [http://faq.tuxfamily.org/PubTuxfamily/En how they can be used] or [http://www.vhffs.org VHFFS]).
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** by improving our Web sites (especially [http://faq.tuxfamily.org this FAQ], [http://forum.tuxfamily.org our forum] or [http://vhffs.org the VHFFS website]).
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** by improving our [http://docs.tuxfamily.org/SL2008/ leaflets].
  
Alors n'hésitez plus ! Prenez part à la vie de votre hébergeur préféré ! rejoignez nous ;)
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Become a part of your beloved web hosting service ! Be bold and join us ! ;)

Latest revision as of 21:56, 29 March 2016


TuxFamily.org depends on your donations

TuxFamily.org is a free (as in free beer AND free speech) web hosting service. We only have one condition : make free (as in free speech) content. But free as in free speech does not imply free as in free beer: TuxFamily.org has operating costs (buying servers, mostly). We depend entirely on your donations for this.

Donating is not mandatory; but we do appreciate all the support you give us. There are several ways to support us:

  • donating money
  • joining the organization
  • giving a bit of your free time to help TuxFamily.org be it on this wiki (correcting our english or translating from french latest additions) or our [community forum], see below too for other kind of involvement

Why Donate and What For?

TuxFamily.org is kindly hosted by Lost Oasis and Free : we do not have hosting, electricity and bandwidth costs.

But that does not cover everything: we still need to buy and maintain our servers. It means we have to keep a reasonable amount of cash at all time, in case of hardware failure, and invest in new servers so we can face the constant growth of hosted projects and keep providing new services.

We kindly appreciate and thank the following websites that redirect their paypal page for direct contribution to TuxFamily.org:

What your donations are NOT for

All the collected funds will go to the web hosting service. Team members do not get any wages or compensations (neither in cash nor in hardware). The organization does not reimburse meals or anything else. We only reimburse travelling expenses for new servers installation (not even for free software events where we represent TuxFamily.org).

By supporting TuxFamily.org, you can be sure that all your help will only profit to free content.

How to give back

Monetary gifts

The most effective and simple way to help us is to make a donation, either by wire transfer (best way), PayPal or cheque (if you are in France). You can also donate hardware.

If you are in France, you can also join the organization. Joining is a very good way to get involved in the project's life, by receiving regular information on our activities.

Giving a bit of your time

According to your abilities, your availability and your wishes, you can help TuxFamily.org in several ways:

  • You can help helping other hosted projects:
    • Help us to improve, fix and translate this FAQ
    • Help us answer on our forum, the help mailing-list (send a mail to : help-request at lists dot tuxfamily dot org with "subscribe" as subject) or irc://irc.tuxfamily.org#tuxfamily on our IRC channel].


  • If you'd rather like help us with programming, you can:
    • Help us develop VHFFS, the software TuxFamily.org runs on. You can also help by translating/improving its documentation.
    • Help us develop new services for our platform.


  • You can also become a moderator. You will:
    • Answer requests for new groups or services.
    • Help other hosted people.
    • The moderation process takes place on a dedicated IRC channel. You'll need to keep your client connected and check awaiting requests when you can.


  • You may also become a sysadmin :
    • The first step is to get to know our platform and the other administrators, by hanging out on our IRC channel.
    • This mostly means recurrent maintenance tasks, being able to react quickly when a failure happens, more than installing new servers or services.
    • You'll need a good experience of Unix systems. Discovering our platform may take some time. But we do appreciate help offers and a fresh look can only profit us.


Become a part of your beloved web hosting service ! Be bold and join us ! ;)