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Sponsor Vim development

Fixing bugs and adding new features takes a lot of effort. To show your appreciation for the work and motivate Bram and others to continue working on Vim please send a donation.

Since Bram is back to a paid job the money will now (after March 2006) be used to help children in Uganda. This is the charity recommended by Vim's author. The money is used for a children centre in the south of Uganda, where AIDS has caused many victims. But at the same time donations increase Bram's motivation to keep working on Vim!

Registered Vim user

You can become a registered Vim user by sending at least 10 euro. This works similar to sponsoring Vim (see above). Registration was made possible for the situation where your boss or bookkeeper may be willing to register software, but does not like the terms "sponsoring" and "donation".

Voting for features

To give registered Vim users and sponsors an advantage over lurkers, they can vote for the items Bram should work on. How does this voting work?
  1. You send at least 10 euro. See below for ways to transfer money.
  2. You will be e-mailed a registration key. Enter this key on your account page. You can easily create an account if you don't have one yet.
  3. You can enter your votes on the voting page. You can only access this page after entering a registration key. Your votes will be counted for two years.
  4. The voting results appear on the results page, which is visible for everybody.
Additionally, once you have sent 100 euro or more in total, your name appears in the Vim hall of honour. But only if you enable this on your account page.

More explanations can be found on the FAQ page.

How to send money

Creditcard
Through PayPal, click on this button for sponsoring:    
Click on this button for registration:    
See the PayPal site for information. The e-mail address for sponsoring is: donate@vim.org, for Vim registration: register@vim.org. Using euro is preferred, other currencies are also accepted. Your browser must have cookies enabled.
In Euro countries a bank transfer is preferred, this has lower costs.
Other methods     Please refer to the ICCF website. For some countries this may give you a tax benifit (currently for the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Canada).
Include "Vim sponsor" or "Vim registration" in the comment of your money transfer. Send an e-mail to Bram that mentions the amount you transferred if you want to vote for features and show others you are a registered Vim user or sponsor.
Cash Small amounts can be send with ordinary mail. Put something around the money, so that it's not noticeable from the outside.
Mention your e-mail address if you want to vote for features and show others you are a registered Vim user or sponsor.
Subscribe If you would like to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly, see the subscribe page. This uses PayPal.

This is Bram's address:   
Bram Moolenaar
Finsterrütihof 1
8134 Adliswil
Switzerland

If you have questions or remarks about this site, visit the vimonline development pages. Please use this site responsibly.
Questions about Vim should go to the maillist. Help Bram help Uganda.
   
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