Re: [openchain] [spdx] Funding for Hosting On-Line SPDX Tools

J Lovejoy

I just donated using a Visa and it worked.


On Jul 31, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Steve Winslow <swinslow@...> wrote:

Sorry to hear that, McCoy... I've reached out to the CommunityBridge maintainers to ask them to look into this and figure out what's going on. Will let you know what I hear back.


On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:02 AM Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...> wrote:
Looping our SPDX friends into the thread so they can check this out.


On Jul 31, 2020, at 23:25, McCoy Smith <mccoy@...> wrote:

Not sure who to alert on this, but I’ve tried to donate, and I keep getting rejected.  It won’t accept any credit card of mine. “Failed to Create Credit Card” is the error message I get (both for AmEx & Visa cards).


From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of Shane Coughlan
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:58 PM
To: OpenChain Main <main@...>; OpenChain Tooling <>
Subject: [openchain] [spdx] Funding for Hosting On-Line SPDX Tools


For those with an interest in tooling and SPDX :)

Begin forwarded message:


From: "Phil Odence" <phil.odence@...>

Subject: [spdx] Funding for Hosting On-Line SPDX Tools

Date: July 29, 2020 3:18:03 JST

Reply-To: spdx@...


The SPDX Work Group needs your help to host on-line tools.


As you may know, SPDX runs on shoestring with support from the Linux Foundation but no corporate contributions. There are benefits to the independence this arrangement, but it means we rely on individual contributions to cover modest expenses we do take on. One of those regular expenses is for cloud services to host our wonderful set of on-line tools.


We spend $1200/year on hosting. We’d like to line up enough funding to backfill for this year and to build a balance of “money in the bank” to ensure continuity next year. So the goal is $2400 total. As of this writing we are approaching half way there. 


Please make a contribution of any size through the Linux Foundation CommunityBridge at:


BIG THANKS in advance!




L. Philip Odence

General Manager, Black Duck Audit Business

Synopsys Software Integrity Group, Burlington, MA

M (781) 258-9502 | phil.odence@...








Steve Winslow
Director of Strategic Programs
The Linux Foundation

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