The MariaDB Foundation has added Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero and Ripple to the list of ways to contribute financially.
After experiencing problems with Paypal and disabling it as a means of contribution, our individual donations dropped off as not everyone found the alternatives, such as paying directly into the bank account, convenient.
We recently adding Liberapay as a payment method, and have now started accepting a number of cryptocurrencies. If you wish to donate in a cryptocurrency that is not yet supported, please let us know (you can do so in the comments on this post), and if there is enough demand we will consider adding it as an option. Read more
The MariaDB Foundation is a non-profit organization, funded entirely by sponsors and donations. 2017 saw a surge in corporate donations, but a dropoff in private donations. This was mainly due to experiencing problems with Paypal, which we disabled, so there was no easy way for individuals to make donations for much of the year.
This has now changed with the Foundation setting up an account on Liberapay. Liberapay is a recurring donations platform, and is itself an open project structured around a non-profit organization. It does not take any cut of the donations, but is instead funded through donations on its own platform, and withdrawing funds to a Euro account is also free. Read more