(S)Giving away money (donation) not always easy

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(S)Giving away money (donation) not always easy

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Appreciation for Linux 21 moved me to make donation to Linux Foundation. I never thought it would be so difficult!

First, I found that I had to use PayPal. I don't have a PayPal account. I tried to create one. PP requires me to have a mobile phone to do that.
Nest, I went to the Foundation's page and tried to create a personal membership in order to make a donation. I was provided a long form to fill out.

How can I make a donation to Linux in US dollars using a mastercard account that I already have?
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Alvin wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:50 pm
Nest, I went to the Foundation's page
I have no idea what you saw, can you please give us a link?
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if you are a grateful Linux Mint user, you might consider donating to the Linux Mint Team. Whenever I update to the next major release, I donate to the Linux Mint Team. The Linux Mint Donate page accepts credit cards, PayPal and Patreon.
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To Moem : You might try applying and see the form. Maybe I was just tired at that point.

To Deck_luck: That's an even better idea than mine, because I get direct benefits from LMF. I'll try that and let you know.
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I gave up, I hate Paypal, and have quit using it

I now let Patreon do a monthly, direct debit charge to my checking acct.
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DONATION TRANSMITTED !!!
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AZgl1800: Patreon, that's a good idea. I did paypal some 2 years ago but dropped the account. When i tried to reopen to donate, i found i was required to have a mobile telephone. Thanks!
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Alvin wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:45 pm
To Moem : You might try applying and see the form. Maybe I was just tired at that point.
I have no idea where to do that. A link would help here.

Thank you for donating to Linux Mint!
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Linus Mint is free, and distribution does not generate revenues.
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Linux Mint is free, and distribution does not generate direct revenues. It is funded by advertising, sponsorship, and donations. Although it is financially supported by the user community, the intention is to compete with projects supported by large companies.
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