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Donations Explained

How Do I Donate?

The simplest and only official way is to use PayPal, so please click the PayPal "Donate" image in the left-side menu of the Rockbox site.

Who Receives The Money?

Björn Stenberg is our treasurer and he collects all the donated money.

What Happens With The Money?

We spend money from the donated funds on Rockbox-related activities, and in the past they have been:

  • buying broken hardware or hardware debugging tools for analysis/research
  • buying functional players for volunteering hackers (to get Rockbox ports going or expanding the developer base)
  • buying food and drinks during Rockbox events

Why Should I Donate?

Because you like Rockbox - what has been done so far and what might be done in the future. Because we have no backing from any manufacturer. Because you want to allow Rockbox to continue developing, to expand to further devices and to improve even more on the players it already runs on. Because you want a few of the Rockbox hackers to have a beer on your behalf as a proof of your appreciation. Because you get a lot of quality software made by people who spend precious spare time to write it - for no money at all.

Do I Need to Donate?

No. Really. Rockbox is done by volunteers and we'll continue doing Rockbox even without donations.
r6 - 07 May 2008 - 18:12:20 - FrankGevaerts

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