You can choose to donate money to Instant Messaging Freedom, Inc. We’ll use this money to further free instant messaging software as we see fit. This generally means supporting Adium, Pidgin, Finch, and libpurple as needed, but could be used for other related purposes in the future.
In the interests of full disclosure we think it’s worth mentioning a few points:
- We currently have around $20,000 USD in the bank, mostly from summer of code mentor payments from Google Summer of Code (thanks, Google!).
- We currently don’t have a strong need for money. All work is done by volunteers. We have no paid staff and think this is likely to remain true. Pidgin and Adium are both generously provided with free hosting from Network Redux, Steadfast, and SourceForge.
- While we are a USA registered 501©(3) non-profit organization, we have historically not accepted donations and we have never given anyone a receipt for a donation. It’s possible that we’re required by law to provide receipts for donations above certain amounts. If you’re familiar with this process and would like to offer advice, or if you would like a receipt, then please email our discussion mailing list.