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October 2019 Donations & Finances


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Hey everyone, I hope you’re all enjoying the stuff on Pineapple (for those unaware, we’ve released a new patch on our test server, dubbed Pineapple, check out the patch notes here).


It's time to talk finances again. There are two additional recurring charges this month; as mentioned last month, we have engaged a law firm (more details below), and the first invoice from them has come through. Additionally, we will be purchasing one more Advance-1 server to act as a security appliance after a recent incident within the wider community.



September Breakdown

Last month we accepted $3,695.82 in donations - $585.55 over our target for September. After our 1&1 bill increased by $10 this month, we were left with $575.55 in overrun which will be put towards our expenses for the month of October.


Here’s what the funds from the September donation window went towards:

  • $4,717.40 to OVH for our recurring hosting costs
  • $96.00 to Google for our G-Suite Business account
  • $40.00 ($10 higher than last month) to 1&1 IONOS for domain and outbound (server) email services
  • $10.00 to Atlassian for Jira Cloud (10-user)


Here is a screenshot of our payments / expenses since the last donation window:




October Breakdown

As previously mentioned, we have added one additional server (an Advance-1 w/ 1gb vRack upgrade) to act as an additional security appliance for our network. This will be an additional recurring cost of $102.99, bringing our new monthly total to $4,966.39.


Here is a new breakdown of our recurring (monthly) expenses:

  • $4,820.39 to OVH for hosting expenses
    • Up $102.99 from previous months due to the new A1
  • $96.00 to Google for our G-Suite Business account
  • $40.00 to 1&1 IONOS for our domain and outbound (server) email services
  • $10.00 to Atlassian for Jira Cloud (10-user)


As mentioned last month, we have engaged a law firm to assist us with the necessary legal work that’s required as we work towards our goal of creating a stable, long-term server for the community. They will primarily be working on new versions of our public legal documentation (Privacy Policy, User Agreement, etc) as well as providing legal advice in various other areas. Expect us to have additional legal fees each month moving forward.


The first invoice from them totaled $1,326.04. As stated in our September donation post, we cannot provide a screenshot of this invoice as it contains a large amount of personal information for many of our team members (to the point that the entire invoice would have to be redacted).




After applying the $575.55 overrun from September to October’s expenses, we’re left with a donation target of $5,716.88.


As of the time of this post, our donation system will be open. As in previous months, once the donation target is met the donation system will automatically close.


Thank you for all of the support! We’ve now hit our fundraising target for the month of October and donations are now closed.


Thank you yet again for the continued support!

Edited by Cipher
OVH price change of $4.25
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About time I managed to get in again, Donating is more of a competition than the game, sheesh...

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