About the Affiliate Program
MoinMoin affiliates are usually MoinMoin contributors or promoters.
You want to become an affiliate?
If you qualify (see above) and you like to participate in receiving donations, you may become an affiliate and share-it.com will help us getting some money to you, too - no matter where you are located.
Finally, you need to register there and it'll start working after you have been accepted as an affiliate.
Why is it done this way?
One of the obvious questions is why not simply someone just takes the money and uses it for the project or distributes it under the contributers in some way.
There are multiple problems related to this:
- customer (or donator) needs an invoice
- currency conversion
- offering misc. payment options (credit card, paypal, cheque, bank transfer)
- dealing with payment issues
- complex international tax law (like sales tax, or VAT, or ...)
- income tax treatment (would be a problem for the one accepting / distributing the payments)
- invoicing (everyone wanting to participate would need to send invoices to the one accepting / distributing payments)
You see, this is not the core competence of some Python hackers.
Thus, ThomasWaldmann partnered with shareit.com to have this dealt with professionally (they take about 9% for doing that).
How much do affiliates get?
It depends on the level of involvement of the affiliate, but the share can never exceed 60% (upper limit imposed by shareit.com).
Some examples of affiliate shares:
- 20% - just promoting moin (and donations or paid support for it)
- 40% - moin contributors:
- contributing and maintaining code to moin
- maintaining a translation
- frequently helping supporting other moin users
- 60% - major moin contributors:
- permanently active contributors (big amounts of code and time)
How does it work?
Please read the infos about affiliates on shareit.com.
Please contact ThomasWaldmann if you have questions.