Wow, that was a LOT more feedback than I was expecting! Thanks everyone!
I’m glad that the Rust community is so caring about digital inclusivity!
None taken, thanks for weighing in!
I’ve added a poll for the tagline with some options I brainstormed, I’ll gladly accept other suggestions.
I don’t think unicode allows editing after the donation is done, but I’m imagining they’d be quite flexible during the submission process itself, so we can probably change our minds while the campaign is running.
Valid concerns, handing over money to strangers on the internet is always iffy…
I’m glad that the community team is willing to assist; I’m not yet sure how we could give shape to that assistance though.
I’ve been looking at GoFundMe, because it has the option of directly entering the receiving charity as beneficiary. (thanks @colindean, that lobste.rs reference helped!) I’m not quite sure (yet) how transparant this is to the donors, but maybe this could ease (valid!) concerns?
I’m a bit taken back by the (imho) high fees all these platforms seem to take; GoFundMe takes ~8.45%+€0.25 fixed per donation, and it seems to be one of the cheaper ones… (As a European, I’m used to bank-transfers being free, so almost 10% seems quite expensive to me; suggestions welcome!)
Side note: I’ll be at Paris RustFest in three weeks (woo!), if people want to size me up in person for internet-fraudster-levels (or talk details, or whatever else they feel like talking about)