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Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Eric Ridge
Is the "United States Postgresql Association" a member of Amazon's charity donation program through smile.amazon.com?

I ask because I've selected it as my charity of choice (it's actually an option), and while I've generated some bit of money through my purchases, Amazon says nothing has actually been donated.

They indicate that one reason could be that while Amazon knows about the charity, the charity isn't actually registered.

If this is case, y'all might consider working out how to do that via https://org.amazon.com/.  I don't know how painless the charity registration process is, but it's pretty painless for an Amazon shopper (like myself) to transparently donate via smile.amazon.com.  Maybe y'all have already decided this isn't a thing you want to be involved in?

Anyways, I wanted to ask.  Amazon has donated something like $46M to charities since February this year, and it'd be cool if some of that went to Postgres.

Thanks for your time and consideration!

eric

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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Stephen Frost
Greetings, Eric,

* Eric Ridge ([hidden email]) wrote:
> They indicate that one reason could be that while Amazon knows about the
> charity, the charity isn't actually registered.

I'll take a look into this (I'm one of the board members of PgUS).

> If this is case, y'all might consider working out how to do that via
> https://org.amazon.com/.  I don't know how painless the charity
> registration process is, but it's pretty painless for an Amazon shopper
> (like myself) to transparently donate via smile.amazon.com.  Maybe y'all
> have already decided this isn't a thing you want to be involved in?

This seems like a pretty good idea to me, so I'll see what can be done.

> Anyways, I wanted to ask.  Amazon has donated something like $46M to
> charities since February this year, and it'd be cool if some of that went
> to Postgres.

Definitely!

> Thanks for your time and consideration!

Thanks for bringing it up!

Stephen

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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Joe Conway
On 04/08/2017 07:45 AM, Stephen Frost wrote:

> Greetings, Eric,
>
> * Eric Ridge ([hidden email]) wrote:
>> They indicate that one reason could be that while Amazon knows about the
>> charity, the charity isn't actually registered.
>
> I'll take a look into this (I'm one of the board members of PgUS).
>
>> If this is case, y'all might consider working out how to do that via
>> https://org.amazon.com/.  I don't know how painless the charity
>> registration process is, but it's pretty painless for an Amazon shopper
>> (like myself) to transparently donate via smile.amazon.com.  Maybe y'all
>> have already decided this isn't a thing you want to be involved in?
>
> This seems like a pretty good idea to me, so I'll see what can be done.
>
>> Anyways, I wanted to ask.  Amazon has donated something like $46M to
>> charities since February this year, and it'd be cool if some of that went
>> to Postgres.
>
> Definitely!
>
>> Thanks for your time and consideration!
>
> Thanks for bringing it up!
I had no idea Amazon Smile could send money to PG.US -- definitely worth
pursuing!

Joe

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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Justin Clift-2
On 8 Apr 2017, at 17:49, Joe Conway <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 04/08/2017 07:45 AM, Stephen Frost wrote:
>> Greetings, Eric,
>>
>> * Eric Ridge ([hidden email]) wrote:
>>> They indicate that one reason could be that while Amazon knows about the
>>> charity, the charity isn't actually registered.
>>
>> I'll take a look into this (I'm one of the board members of PgUS).
>>
>>> If this is case, y'all might consider working out how to do that via
>>> https://org.amazon.com/.  I don't know how painless the charity
>>> registration process is, but it's pretty painless for an Amazon shopper
>>> (like myself) to transparently donate via smile.amazon.com.  Maybe y'all
>>> have already decided this isn't a thing you want to be involved in?
>>
>> This seems like a pretty good idea to me, so I'll see what can be done.
>>
>>> Anyways, I wanted to ask.  Amazon has donated something like $46M to
>>> charities since February this year, and it'd be cool if some of that went
>>> to Postgres.
>>
>> Definitely!
>>
>>> Thanks for your time and consideration!
>>
>> Thanks for bringing it up!
>
> I had no idea Amazon Smile could send money to PG.US -- definitely worth
> pursuing!

PayPal has a similar program, called "Giving Fund".  As we're showing up
for Amazon, it's possible we're on PayPal's list too and they've not
mentioned it.  eg:

  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/28/paypal-charity-donations-giving-fund-lawsuit

Trying various PG related keywords here isn't showing anything, probably
because it's hard coded to only allow charities in the country I'm visiting
the site from (UK):

  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/hub/

Anyone want to check from the US?

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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Joe Conway
On 04/08/2017 10:09 AM, Justin Clift wrote:

> PayPal has a similar program, called "Giving Fund".  As we're showing up
> for Amazon, it's possible we're on PayPal's list too and they've not
> mentioned it.  eg:
>
>   https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/28/paypal-charity-donations-giving-fund-lawsuit
>
> Trying various PG related keywords here isn't showing anything, probably
> because it's hard coded to only allow charities in the country I'm visiting
> the site from (UK):
>
>   https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/hub/
>
> Anyone want to check from the US?
Yes, "United States Postgresql Association" does show up for me.

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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Eric Ridge
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On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 8:45 AM Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:

This seems like a pretty good idea to me, so I'll see what can be done.

Yeah, I think it's 1% of each purchase that can be donated.  As a shopper, you *must* go through smile.amazon.com, but that doesn't seem to impact their catalog -- everything I've ever wanted to buy I've found at smile.amazon.com.

> Anyways, I wanted to ask.  Amazon has donated something like $46M to
> charities since February this year, and it'd be cool if some of that went
> to Postgres.

Definitely!

Users don't get the tax benefits of course, but it's kinda cool to tell a giant gorilla where to send some of its cash.

(ha!  too bad AWS RDS doesn't donate some percentage of its hourly rate back to Postgres)

Thanks for looking into this.  Definitely let me and the rest of the world know when you get PgUS tied in.

eric 
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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Eric Ridge
On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:08 PM Eric Ridge <[hidden email]> wrote:
Yeah, I think it's 1% of each purchase that can be donated. 

Oops. It's 0.5% of eligible products. 

eric
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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Stephen Frost
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Eric,

* Stephen Frost ([hidden email]) wrote:
> * Eric Ridge ([hidden email]) wrote:
> > They indicate that one reason could be that while Amazon knows about the
> > charity, the charity isn't actually registered.
>
> I'll take a look into this (I'm one of the board members of PgUS).

We've now registered on smile and we got the following link for anyone
else who is interested:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2194507

Hopefully all will go well and you'll see that we are receiving the
contributions in the future (it takes a while for Amazon to dispurse the
funds, so please be patient!).

Thanks again for bringing it up!

Stephen

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Joe Conway
On 04/12/2017 11:24 AM, Stephen Frost wrote:

> We've now registered on smile and we got the following link for anyone
> else who is interested:
>
> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2194507
>
> Hopefully all will go well and you'll see that we are receiving the
> contributions in the future (it takes a while for Amazon to dispurse the
> funds, so please be patient!).
>
> Thanks again for bringing it up!
Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
rule or another?

Joe

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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Adrian Klaver-4
On 04/12/2017 11:29 AM, Joe Conway wrote:

> On 04/12/2017 11:24 AM, Stephen Frost wrote:
>> We've now registered on smile and we got the following link for anyone
>> else who is interested:
>>
>> https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2194507
>>
>> Hopefully all will go well and you'll see that we are receiving the
>> contributions in the future (it takes a while for Amazon to dispurse the
>> funds, so please be patient!).
>>
>> Thanks again for bringing it up!
>
> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
> rule or another?

https://www.postgresql.org/list/

"pgsql-announce Announcement list pertaining to PostgreSQL and various
third party software."


Not seeing any problem.

>
> Joe
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Stephen Frost
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Joe,

* Joe Conway ([hidden email]) wrote:
> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
> rule or another?

The policy for announce is here:

https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NewsEventsApproval

Doesn't really seem like this kind of announcement really fits within
the charter of -announce, but maybe it could be included in some kind of
broader announcement about PgUS?

Not sure, I think we'd need to ask the (other) moderators of -announce
what their thoughts are on it.

Thanks!

Stephen

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Adrian Klaver-4
On 04/12/2017 11:33 AM, Stephen Frost wrote:

> Joe,
>
> * Joe Conway ([hidden email]) wrote:
>> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
>> rule or another?
>
> The policy for announce is here:
>
> https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NewsEventsApproval
>
> Doesn't really seem like this kind of announcement really fits within
> the charter of -announce, but maybe it could be included in some kind of
> broader announcement about PgUS?

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>
> Not sure, I think we'd need to ask the (other) moderators of -announce
> what their thoughts are on it.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Stephen
>


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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Justin Clift-2
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On 12 Apr 2017, at 19:33, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Joe,
> * Joe Conway ([hidden email]) wrote:
>> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
>> rule or another?
>
> The policy for announce is here:
>
> https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NewsEventsApproval
>
> Doesn't really seem like this kind of announcement really fits within
> the charter of -announce, but maybe it could be included in some kind of
> broader announcement about PgUS?

Aren't they're general guidelines?

Being able to donate to PG via Amazon Smile is likely of use and interest
to much of the PG ecosystem.

Definitely more useful to spread as widely as possible (eg via -announce)
than not. :)

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Re: Is the Postgres Association part of smile.amazon.com?

Bruce Momjian
On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:08:58PM +0100, Justin Clift wrote:

> On 12 Apr 2017, at 19:33, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > Joe,
> > * Joe Conway ([hidden email]) wrote:
> >> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
> >> rule or another?
> >
> > The policy for announce is here:
> >
> > https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NewsEventsApproval
> >
> > Doesn't really seem like this kind of announcement really fits within
> > the charter of -announce, but maybe it could be included in some kind of
> > broader announcement about PgUS?
>
> Aren't they're general guidelines?
>
> Being able to donate to PG via Amazon Smile is likely of use and interest
> to much of the PG ecosystem.

Just to clarify, it is the _US_-based Postgres Association that will
receive the funds.

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Justin Clift-2
On 12 Apr 2017, at 20:10, Bruce Momjian <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:08:58PM +0100, Justin Clift wrote:
>> On 12 Apr 2017, at 19:33, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> Joe,
>>> * Joe Conway ([hidden email]) wrote:
>>>> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
>>>> rule or another?
>>>
>>> The policy for announce is here:
>>>
>>> https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NewsEventsApproval
>>>
>>> Doesn't really seem like this kind of announcement really fits within
>>> the charter of -announce, but maybe it could be included in some kind of
>>> broader announcement about PgUS?
>>
>> Aren't they're general guidelines?
>>
>> Being able to donate to PG via Amazon Smile is likely of use and interest
>> to much of the PG ecosystem.
>
> Just to clarify, it is the _US_-based Postgres Association that will
> receive the funds.

Sure.  So it should mention something like "For everyone in the US, donations
to PG US can be made via Amazon Smile".

The announcement itself doesn't need to be limited to US people though, as
many non-US people work/etc with staff who ARE in the US.  So, can influence
them appropriately. :D

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Stephen Frost
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* Bruce Momjian ([hidden email]) wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:08:58PM +0100, Justin Clift wrote:
> > On 12 Apr 2017, at 19:33, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > Joe,
> > > * Joe Conway ([hidden email]) wrote:
> > >> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
> > >> rule or another?
> > >
> > > The policy for announce is here:
> > >
> > > https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NewsEventsApproval
> > >
> > > Doesn't really seem like this kind of announcement really fits within
> > > the charter of -announce, but maybe it could be included in some kind of
> > > broader announcement about PgUS?
> >
> > Aren't they're general guidelines?
> >
> > Being able to donate to PG via Amazon Smile is likely of use and interest
> > to much of the PG ecosystem.
>
> Just to clarify, it is the _US_-based Postgres Association that will
> receive the funds.
Right, this would be just for 'The United States PostgreSQL
Association', aka PgUS (https://postgresql.us).  There's other
non-profits in other places, of course (eg: PostgreSQL Europe,
https://www.postgresql.eu/).  Perhaps that comes up as an organization
for Amazon or Paypal for folks in Europe..?

PG.EU is technically under French law, if that's relevant.

Thanks!

Stephen

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Eric Ridge
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On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 12:24 PM Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:

We've now registered on smile and we got the following link for anyone
else who is interested:

Wow, that was fast!  Great job!

eric
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Justin Clift-2
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On 12 Apr 2017, at 20:17, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:

> * Bruce Momjian ([hidden email]) wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 08:08:58PM +0100, Justin Clift wrote:
>>> On 12 Apr 2017, at 19:33, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>> Joe,
>>>> * Joe Conway ([hidden email]) wrote:
>>>>> Is this something we can send to pgsql-announce or does it violate some
>>>>> rule or another?
>>>>
>>>> The policy for announce is here:
>>>>
>>>> https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/NewsEventsApproval
>>>>
>>>> Doesn't really seem like this kind of announcement really fits within
>>>> the charter of -announce, but maybe it could be included in some kind of
>>>> broader announcement about PgUS?
>>>
>>> Aren't they're general guidelines?
>>>
>>> Being able to donate to PG via Amazon Smile is likely of use and interest
>>> to much of the PG ecosystem.
>>
>> Just to clarify, it is the _US_-based Postgres Association that will
>> receive the funds.
>
> Right, this would be just for 'The United States PostgreSQL
> Association', aka PgUS (https://postgresql.us).  There's other
> non-profits in other places, of course (eg: PostgreSQL Europe,
> https://www.postgresql.eu/).  Perhaps that comes up as an organization
> for Amazon or Paypal for folks in Europe..?

Good thinking.  Just checked that PayPal Hub page again (from UK):

  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/hub

These search keywords had absolutely no result though:

  * PostgreSQL
  * Postgres
  * PG.EU
  * PG
  * PgUS (tested just in case :>)

Maybe some in France needs to check?

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Justin Clift-2
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On 12 Apr 2017, at 20:17, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Right, this would be just for 'The United States PostgreSQL
> Association', aka PgUS (https://postgresql.us).  There's other
> non-profits in other places, of course (eg: PostgreSQL Europe,
> https://www.postgresql.eu/).  Perhaps that comes up as an organization
> for Amazon or Paypal for folks in Europe..?
>
> PG.EU is technically under French law, if that's relevant.

Not seeing a EU/UK/any-kind-of-non-US version of Amazon Smile.

Maybe Amazon's one is US only?

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Stephen Frost
* Justin Clift ([hidden email]) wrote:

> On 12 Apr 2017, at 20:17, Stephen Frost <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > Right, this would be just for 'The United States PostgreSQL
> > Association', aka PgUS (https://postgresql.us).  There's other
> > non-profits in other places, of course (eg: PostgreSQL Europe,
> > https://www.postgresql.eu/).  Perhaps that comes up as an organization
> > for Amazon or Paypal for folks in Europe..?
> >
> > PG.EU is technically under French law, if that's relevant.
>
> Not seeing a EU/UK/any-kind-of-non-US version of Amazon Smile.
>
> Maybe Amazon's one is US only?
Ah, could be.  I know the legalease that I reviewed is all US-centric,
but I wasn't sure if maybe something different showed up for non-US
folks.

Thanks!

Stephen

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