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Mario

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Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« 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://owl.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/#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

« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 12:39:34 AM by Mario »

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 11:04:40 AM »
Excellent idea!

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #2 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!)

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 01:52:43 PM »
Thanks for supporting open source projects. Every dollar counts!

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 08:16:32 PM »
Thanks for the donation link. Pretty easy indeed

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 10:24:04 PM »
Good idea!

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 08:39:14 PM »
Done! Thanks for the links, easy indeed.

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Re: Donations for ExifTool, OpenStreetMap, GeoNames.org ...
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 09:06:41 PM »
Thanks!

Keeping the open source community financially fluid helps everyone.