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#1 2022-01-31 16:54:12

goldmund
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Registered: 2021-02-15
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Anonymous donation

Hi!

I'd like to donate to Arch Linux through PayPal, but am not so keen on sharing my real name on the public list of donors.

I've clicked through the menus on PayPal, but haven't been given an option not to disclose my real name. Is there such a possibility?

Thanks!

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#2 2022-02-07 18:36:03

goldmund
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Re: Anonymous donation

Okay, no response. Let me explain then. I would really like to contribute to the project as Arch Linux has become my favourite pastime and passion.

Unfortunately, I am not a James Smith or Caron Lewis, but have a uniquely identifiable combination of first and last name, that means anyone could look me up on Google, because surely there exists no other name like this in the world.

This is actually what I tried: I picked some uniquely looking names from the donors page, put them into Google and of course archlinux.org shows up.

You may call me fussy, but I don't like the idea of my real name being linked to any of my actual hobbies/interests online. It should be nobody's business to know what my hobbies are (employers, ex-partners, I-am-gonna-say-it-yes-the-government)! I get it that archlinux.org wants to show appreciation by publicly sharing the list of donors, but I do not want it!

Please, I beg you, do enable donors to opt out of being on the public list!

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#3 2022-02-07 18:43:30

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Re: Anonymous donation

You'd be more likely to get a response from the powers that be if you asked on the mailing list (try arch-general)


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#4 2022-02-07 18:54:58

goldmund
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Re: Anonymous donation

WorMzy wrote:

You'd be more likely to get a response from the powers that be if you asked on the mailing list (try arch-general)

Thanks! Will do.

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