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== Donations ==
 
== Donations ==
Free as in Freedom does not imply free as in 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.  
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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.  
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You can give either :
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*Your time
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*Your money
  
 
We are launching a donation campaign, since:
 
We are launching a donation campaign, since:
* We anticipate needing approximately 5000 € per year to cover operating costs
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* We anticipate needing approximately 5000 € to cover operating costs
* Our bank account balance is 2000 €
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* 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...)
* Operating costs do not include the cost of any new servers (the cost of a new server was approximately 4000 € in June 2007 when we had to add a new server to keep up with growth)
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* 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)
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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...)
  
== Why Donate and What to Donate==
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== Why Donate and What Donate for==
  
 
([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:
 
([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:
 
*bandwidth
 
*bandwidth
 
*rack-space
 
*rack-space
*electricity and climate control
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*electricity and air conditioning
  
 
but that does not cover everything.  Maintaining the TuxFamily-owned computers is our responsibility, and that includes:
 
but that does not cover everything.  Maintaining the TuxFamily-owned computers is our responsibility, and that includes:
  
* replacing failing hard-drives; buying replacement hard drives ahead of time; increasing storage capacity.  
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* replacing failing hard-drives, buying replacement and spare hard drives, increasing storage capacity, improving backups.  
* replacing failing servers; adding new servers to handle new growth, or to handle new services.  
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* replacing failing servers, adding new servers to handle new growth, or to handle new services.  
 
* See also our [[HardwareNeeds/En|Equipment needs]]
 
* See also our [[HardwareNeeds/En|Equipment needs]]
  
Also, in addition to volunteering their time, several TuxFamily team members have fronted us large sums so that TuxFamily can continue operating and to keep TuxFamily viable.
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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.
  
 
These costs have included:
 
These costs have included:
* Transportation costs so that TuxFamily can be represented at Free Software conventions (RMLL, Solutions GNU/Linux...) or to replace parts at our web-host (in Marseille).
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* 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.
 
* Equipment costs for rack-servers and SCSI drives.
  
However note that the funds from the donation campaign will go to the Association rather than to team members.
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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.
The funds we raise do not go towards:
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The funds we raise won't go towards:
 
* the personal computers of team members
 
* the personal computers of team members
* paying team members for their time running Tuxfamily (replying to email, handling spam infestations, providing day to day support, responding to requests for additional services, etc.)
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* 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.
 
* paying for parties or personal meal costs at a convention.
  
In making a donation to TuxFamily, you can be sure that it will go towards the promotion of Open Source in all of its forms (Free Art, Free Music, Free software, Free games,...) and that it will benefit small projects as much as the largest projects.
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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.
  
 
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.
 
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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== How to Donate ==
 
== How to Donate ==
 
=== Monetary gifts ===
 
=== Monetary gifts ===
* voir http://tuxfamily.org le bouton ''faire un don'' permet d'effectuer un versement libre
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* See on our main website  http://tuxfamily.org The "Make a donation" button can be used to make a donation
* voir http://tuxfamily.org/fr/support si vous souhaitez adhérer à l'association et contribuer à pérenniser le fonctionnement de l'hébergeur
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* French people can also join the organization. See : http://tuxfamily.org/en/support.
  
 
=== Equipment ===
 
=== Equipment ===

Revision as of 23:42, 24 February 2008


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 :

  • Your time
  • Your money

We are launching a donation campaign, since:

  • We anticipate needing approximately 5000 € to cover operating costs
  • 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...)
  • 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...)

Why Donate and What Donate for

(Lost Oasis, Free, Ikoula, Frontier Online ) kindly provide us with:

  • bandwidth
  • rack-space
  • electricity and air conditioning

but that does not cover everything. Maintaining the TuxFamily-owned computers is our responsibility, and that includes:

  • replacing failing hard-drives, buying replacement and spare hard drives, increasing storage capacity, improving backups.
  • replacing failing servers, adding new servers to handle new growth, or to handle new services.
  • See also our 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.

These costs have included:

  • 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. 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.

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.

How to Donate

Monetary gifts

Equipment

Volunteering

  • nous cherchons des personnes souhaitant promouvoir le libre et le logiciel libre, plusieurs possibilités en fonction de ce que vous souhaitez faire
    • traduire / compléter cette FAQ
    • utiliser librement cette FAQ pour promouvoir le libre, si si c'est aussi fait pour vous, voire par vous
    • 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 serveurs de jeux
  • si vous connaissez bien le libre ou souhaitez approfondir vos connaissances, nous recherchons des modérateurs(trices)
    • pour participer à la validation des demandes de projets de nos hébergés
    • pour aider à compléter cette FAQ et contribuer à promouvoir le libre
    • pour effectuer les vérifications de routine sur les projets que nous hébergeons déjà et conseiller nos hébergés qui voudraient mettre en valeur leur projet via les tags par exemple
    • 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


Alors n'hésitez plus ! Prenez part à la vie de votre hébergeur préféré ! rejoignez nous ;)