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    I have donated before because once you download so many sounds it constantly nags you to donate and reminds you that it's free. riiiiiggghhhht...lol. anyway I don't get the costs of "maintaining" a website with user generated content. But I'm pretty nieve on the subject and I do understand how servers work I suppose.... Anyway I do love freesound and will donate again when the annoyances go viral again. keep it up guys it is a great service!Thanx

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    Hi carwrestler,

    Thanks for donating and for your comments. As you mention, the cost of maintaining Freesound is not the generation of sounds - which you guys do smile - but the maintenance of the servers and research+development efforts. This is summarized in the donate page.

    About the modals requesting donations after downloads, let me say that we encountered a bug in the code which, for some users, caused the modals to be shown more times than what we expected. We fixed this so hopefully the requests will be a bit less annoying.

    frederic
    the freesound team
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    Have you guys considered integrating with community projects build around Ethereum/blockchain tech, or other decentralized community cloud efforts (like IPFS) as a way of controlling costs, or perhaps generating revenue and helping users connect their sounds into a newer blockchain world of smart contracts and token systems?

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    Hi chromakei,

    These are all very interesting ideas which we indeed have considered but that, in our opinion, require a lot of rethinking about how could a platform like Freesound be integrated in all this. At the research group behind Freesound (the Music Technology Group), we are trying to get funds for a research project that would look into using smart contracts and distributed ledgers for a use case like Freesound. We are therefore considering all this, but it is still rather long term future.

    frederic
    the freesound team
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    Happy to contribute to keep this brilliant resource available to all.

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    frederic.font wrote:
    Hi chromakei,

    These are all very interesting ideas which we indeed have considered but that, in our opinion, require a lot of rethinking about how could a platform like Freesound be integrated in all this. At the research group behind Freesound (the Music Technology Group), we are trying to get funds for a research project that would look into using smart contracts and distributed ledgers for a use case like Freesound. We are therefore considering all this, but it is still rather long term future.


    Oh, very cool. I hope I'm around to see it one day! smile

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    long time user of freesound... for about a decade if not longer. Please let us donate via cryptocurrency. I have BCH and ETH ready to go. Thanks.

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    Finally put our money where our mouth is, sorry for the delay!

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    What kind of institutions can co-fund fs, and what kind of regular fundings for non-profit organizations are available? Did you investigated that?

    What about some charity meetings outside the internet?

    Collaborate with (companies like) Bandcamp?

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    Hi,

    Freesound is run at the Music Technology Group of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). As explained in the first post of this now super long (yeah!) thread, Freesound has not been directly funded but supported by a number of research projects and by the university itself. Such projects have been in collaboration with different institutions and companies. We have not looked into finding funding for non-profit organizations or other alternatives so far. We aim at a sustainable model that can be "self contained" in the community itself. We can also consider one-off funding lines for specific things and goals, but we envision the long term sustainability as a community effort (with support from university). Nevertheless it would certainly be very interesting to see which possibilities are out there.

    frederic
    the freesound team
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    mortgage calculator

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    nice post thankyou for share this post

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    amazing progress, salam kenal

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    I am all in for supporting this great venue of sound crazyness in all of it's forms. I would gladly contribute to this forum.

    larusgudmundsson@gmail.com
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    We suggest signing up for Open Collective.

    First, you'll have the first contributor; us.

    Second, you'll spread the word among the community of sponsors.

    Third, it's about the recurring donations; think sustainability.

    PS I've got no relation to Open Collective other then using it and supporting the good projects like yours; the list.

    PPS If you decide not to sign up, we can contribute directly.