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Re: Links to javascript-based websites from orgmode.org: Paypal and Gith

From: Thomas Dye
Subject: Re: Links to javascript-based websites from orgmode.org: Paypal and Github
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2022 21:52:36 -1000

Aloha Ihor,

If you like, please send a mailing address privately. I’ll happily contribute 
to support your good work on Org mode. 

All the best,

> On Jul 1, 2022, at 5:57 PM, Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com> wrote:
> Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:
>>> Clarification: Links to Liberapay do work without running non-free
>>> software (you can try opening the link yourself). It is only the payment
>>> process that does not work.
>> I am using metonymy, saying "the link works" to mean "the link's
>> functionality works."  It makes the wording shorter, and everyone
>> can understand it -- including you, if you try.
>> What purpose is served by refusing to understand?
> I did not refuse to understand. FYI, English is not my mother tongue and
> I sometimes miss fine details of the word meanings.
> I wrote the above reply because I was not 100% sure if you know the
> Liberapay web page itself does not run non-Free JS. Judging from this
> reply of yours, you do understand it, which means that my clarification
> did not serve much purpose for you, but should not heart the
> understanding. It could be useful though if I were right in my doubt.
> Note that my clarification did not imply that I propose to leave the
> current state of affairs with Liberapay not providing any non-free way
> to donate. In my other message I suggested to add some kind of postal
> address to allow users to donate by sending a check (a Free
> alternative). That way, users could go to Liberapay page and see the
> Free way to donate + non-free ways (which we should indicate as not
> recommended). Not every person is even aware how to use checks these
> days (I only sent a check once in my life and it was not
> straightforward).
> FYI, saying that GNU projects cannot ask for donations is quite
> upsetting and also discouraging. I'd prefer to find an ethically
> acceptable alternative.
> Best,
> Ihor

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