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Title: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Mario on November 26, 2019, 10:20:21 PM
All these tools and services are free for you to use. Created and maintained by volunteers who spend their time creating.

At the end of each year, I donate a few (or more) dollars to each freeware project I use.
This does not cost me much (less than an evening at the movies or two *bucks coffees) but it helps these projects a great deal.

If you have benefited from these projects (or others), consider to donate 3, 5 or more US$ to a couple of these projects.
All take Paypal so you can donate super-quick and without giving away your data or credit card info.

ExifTool is the core software used by IMatch to read and write metadata. And to fix the metadata mess produced by other software.
Phil Harvey, the author of ExifTool, does all this for free and demands no payment.
Still, he has costs to cover and every dollar helps.

https://exiftool.org/#donate

I know that  many of you use the free OpenStreetMap project for working with maps in IMatch.
OpenStreetMap provides technology and infrastructure for mapping. Many people all over the world help this project.
If you use OpenStreetMap in the IMatch Map Panel, consider a small donation:

https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Donate/PayPal

If you use reverse geocoding in IMatch based on the free GeoNames.org project, consider a donation.
These friendly people have to maintain their servers and keep the technology working.

https://www.geonames.org/donations.html

Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Carlo Didier on November 27, 2019, 11:04:40 AM
Excellent idea!
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Tveloso on December 04, 2019, 02:54:54 AM
Yes, this is an excellent idea...and with today being Giving Tuesday, it was good opportunity to make one or more donations...(I went ahead and did it!)
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Mario on December 04, 2019, 09:02:40 AM
Thanks, excellent!

Even if we only give a few dollars or divide, say, 10$ between two or three projects, it helps to keep them going. Which is good for us all. Fast reverse geocoding, RAW processing independent from Adobe, metadata processing, ...

Most people are just too lazy ::)  - but thanks to services like PayPal making a donation takes only a minute and is safe and secure.
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Jingo on December 04, 2019, 12:56:17 PM
Thanks, excellent!

Even if we only give a few dollars or divide, say, 10$ between two or three projects, it helps to keep them going. Which is good for us all. Fast reverse geocoding, RAW processing independent from Adobe, metadata processing, ...

Most people are just too lazy ::)  - but thanks to services like PayPal making a donation takes only a minute and is safe and secure.

Done!  Great idea... and I often forget myself.
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Mario on December 04, 2019, 01:52:43 PM
Thanks for supporting open source projects. Every dollar counts!
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: ben on December 04, 2019, 08:16:32 PM
Thanks for the donation link. Pretty easy indeed
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: mastodon on December 04, 2019, 10:24:04 PM
Good idea!
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: afengler on December 08, 2019, 08:39:14 PM
Done! Thanks for the links, easy indeed.
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Mario on December 08, 2019, 09:06:41 PM
Thanks!

Keeping the open source community financially fluid helps everyone.
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: wanderer2022 on December 15, 2019, 09:46:27 AM
Sehr gut und sehr wichtig, wir haben alle was von deren Arbeit.
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: thrinn on December 20, 2019, 06:09:49 PM
Thank you for the reminder! Done!
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Mario on December 24, 2019, 08:16:18 PM
So, I'm through for this year.

I've picked 10 projects (from Wikipedia to ExifTool) and donated money to each of these projects and the fine folks creating and maintaining them.
The amount of money I've donated varies, but I believe that you have to give something back.
Even if you donate only 5 dollars to something like GeoNames.org or ExifTool or OpenLayers or FFMpeg or..., you're helping these fine people a lot. You all benefit from these projects when you use IMatch.
Don't be lazy. They all support PayPal and it only takes a minute to send them a couple of dollars.

Phil from ExifTool told me that my donation helped to finance his new exiftool.org domain. Now, that's a good thing, isn't it  (https://www.photools.com/community/Smileys/photools/happy64.gif)

Of course I assume that you all will be happy to purchase your upgrades for IMatch 2020, when it is released in a few weeks. I'm counting on you! Yes. You!
Gosh, there are so many awesome new features in IMatch 2020...it's sooo good, it even has its own AI now  (https://www.photools.com/community/Smileys/photools/confused66.gif)  (https://www.photools.com/community/Smileys/photools/happy62.gif)
The bestest IMatch version ever!

Merry Christmas to You and Your Family!
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Tveloso on December 24, 2019, 08:25:20 PM
Merry Christmas Mario!  All the best to you and your family.

Thank you so much for the awesome software!...and you can count on me to be one of the first in line for IMatch 2020!
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: Jingo on December 25, 2019, 03:23:27 PM
Merry Christmas Mario!  All the best to you and your family.

Thank you so much for the awesome software!...and you can count on me to be one of the first in line for IMatch 2020!

Same here Mario... have the funds for 2020 already set aside and ready to buy buy buy!  Merry Christmas to you..... and to all others in this fine community!
Title: Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
Post by: kiwilink on December 24, 2020, 08:31:42 PM
Mario:

Just donated to Mr. Phil Harvey in Canada based on your suggestion and just received a thank you from him.

Glad to follow your suggestion, Mario!

Kiwilink