[Haskell-cafe] Year-end deadline for Haskell.org donations

José Pedro Magalhães dreixel at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 10:46:29 UTC 2014

I'd like to donate, but I must say I feel slightly doubtful about the
donation page (see screenshot). The URL or the page text doesn't really
mention Haskell or any details about the donation, the certificate doesn't
seem to have Extended Validation, the labels for the steps 1..5 are
missing, the T&C is empty... all in all, it doesn't look like a page where
I want to enter my credit card details.

So, I guess I have two questions:

1) Is this really safe, and will my money go to haskell.org?
2) Can't we come up with a more trustworthy-looking donation website?


On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 9:58 PM, Adam Foltzer <acfoltzer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Haskellers,
> HaskellWiki, Hackage, Hoogle, and all the other Haskell.org sites we
> depend on are hosted with funds donated by you, the Haskell community. As
> many of us are in tax jurisdictions where December 31st is a deadline for
> charitable giving, I’d like to remind you that donations to support these
> activities are tax-deductible. You can donate online right now at
> https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=69561.
> Last year was the first time we were able to seek your help while offering
> tax relief, and you came through: we raised nearly $900 in the span of a
> few days! This year, with almost three weeks left before the end of the
> year, I'd love to see us double that.
> It has been quite a year for Haskell.org: we migrated of most of our
> infrastructure, including Hackage, to Rackspace in order to
> improve reliability. We implemented new proxying to improve speed and
> performance, and improved the documentation and standardization of our
> server administration practices. Many of these accomplishments and much
> else are detailed by Austin Seipp at the new Haskell.org infrastructure
> blog at https://blog.haskell.org/post/the_new_haskell_org/. Let's keep
> the momentum going in 2015!
> Thank you and best wishes for a happy new year,
> Adam Foltzer & The Haskell.org Committee
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