The goal is to raise approx EUR 6000 a month.
A Moral License to make any kind of big or small money running Varnish on your website, without feeling bad about the poor sucker who created it and his two poor kids, etc etc.
On a less abstract level, the Varnish project gets more of my time and attention, to improve the tool you use to get your website to run.
A moral license is not a service- or support-contract of any kind.
For that, firstname.lastname@example.org is your provider.
Somebody, started the rumour that the name was chosen to sneak this expense into your IT departments budget, along with other software licenses, rather than put it under your marketing department, where all sponsorships belong and where it would compete with the local soccer team.
That rumour is very possibly true. I might even have started it myself. Possibly right here.
Sure, I’m game.
At least as long as your marketing department does not expect me to hang around at “events” or dump thick binders, full of proper logo placement and pantone colors on me.
Send me an email.
First: Nobody needs to buy a license, it is entirely voluntary.
Second: Varnish-Software already supports Varnish development, so you already contribute to the project that way.
Third: Thanks, the support is much appreciated.
First reason: I have red hair, I get sunburns from blue LEDs.
Second reason: All accounting will be public, on these webpages.
Third reason: I didn’t do that last time:
Give me a ficticius company name or secret token to use on the public page, as long as I have the real one for the invoicing, the public side of this can be anonymized.
Yes, the moral license is bought from my registered danish corporation, and you will receive an invoice in .pdf via email.
Danish customers and EU citizens will have to pay 25% danish VAT.
EU companies avoid the VAT by providing me with their VAT/tax-ID.
People and companies outside EU pay no Danish VAT.
You send me an email, and tell me:
Then I send you an invoice via email, which shows up in the accounting here with a number and a due-date, but not your name.
When the invoice is paid, this shows up in the accounting here, along with your name.
If you need one, we can arrange that too.
Yes and No.
If the banks make more on fees, than I do on what remains after their fees have been deducted, I am not interested.
Rule of thumb: amounts less than approx 100 EUR/USD benefits mostly the banks
Don’t worry about it, they probably have their reasons.
Absolutely, a kind & happy email is always nice to receive.
There is also my Amazon Wishlist
Such exposure to people who don’t know what Varnish is will not help me in any way, quite the contrary, it will probably just end up wasting my time.
But feel free to forward this to other Varnish users you know: That is the proper audience.
Yes, that actually used to be the case, but now it’s written using Sphinx and RST, and that’s much nicer isn’t it ?
Please take off your tin-foil hat for a 30 second, and I will give the ol’ mind-reader beam a shot again...
I think it is down the first corridor, third or possibly fourth door on the right.
There is some kind of picture of a stick-figure man on the door.
What ? No ? Really ??!
Ok, you’ll have to send me the question via email then...