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Micropaymentsin Open Source and Drupal
We have a problemPeople want to support the things they like
But the world isBlack & White
Who am I?• Pelle Wessman• Malmö, Sweden• Front end developer, Flattr• Drupal freelancer, formerly fulltime at Good Old for...
Black & White• Money transactions online are complex and expensive• A limited amount of things are worth that effort• A wid...
The tail is missing• Donations has become easier through services like Kickstarter• Treshold still too high - the long tai...
Micropayments vs. App Store• Micro-donations is another way to ”pay it forward”. App Stores are anti-collaborative.• Micro...
A social micro-payment system
It’s microSmall transactions, mostly below €1
It’s easyOne click donations
It’s safeFixed monthly total - like a cake
It’s cheapNo fixed fees
It’s sustainableSubscriptions repeats a  click every month
It’s curationRanks things by what people are willing to support
It’s p2p        All users are the same.Everyone can give - Everyone can receive
It’s openDropped our give-to-get requirement this month
It’s evolvingSoon: Flattr all Twitter users
The impact• Enables all things, no matter how small, to get money - no longer any gap• Makes it possible for people to sup...
In      DrupalHow can we use micropayments?
Drupal.org
ProjectsEnable maintainers to add Flattr buttons to the                project pages
UsersLet users add a button to their profiles
In issue queuesLet all issues and issue comments be flattrable
Drupal Association    Revenue sharing?
donate[] in .infoWordPress does it - should we?
Flattr APIREST + OAuth = Mashability
drush flattr viewsDonating from the command line.  The definition of awesome?
Contrib moduleFor supporting a site’s modules - list all modules            that has a Flattr button
Buttons on your own site     There’s a module for that!   http://drupal.org/project/flattr
Who should get the money?
Drupal Alliances?Voluntary organisations that pools membersdonations together and uses them to eg. fund            project...
Micropayments• People want to support things they like• Micropayments enables them to easily do so• Flattr one, hopefully,...
The Savior?No, but icing on the cake.
One more thing…Flattr Meetup friday 13:th in Malmö
That’s it!          Find Flattr online:               flattr.comFind me at Drupal.org, Twitter, GitHub:              @voxpe...
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  • Transcript of "Micropayments in Open Source and Drupal"

    1. 1. Micropaymentsin Open Source and Drupal
    2. 2. We have a problemPeople want to support the things they like
    3. 3. But the world isBlack & White
    4. 4. Who am I?• Pelle Wessman• Malmö, Sweden• Front end developer, Flattr• Drupal freelancer, formerly fulltime at Good Old for 3 years
    5. 5. Black & White• Money transactions online are complex and expensive• A limited amount of things are worth that effort• A wide gap between things that get money and those who don’t
    6. 6. The tail is missing• Donations has become easier through services like Kickstarter• Treshold still too high - the long tail of smaller donations is missing• Forcing people to pay money is like an aspirin - makes it a bit better, but doesn’t cure anything
    7. 7. Micropayments vs. App Store• Micro-donations is another way to ”pay it forward”. App Stores are anti-collaborative.• Micro-donations focuses on creations and ideas. App Stores focuses on prices.• App Stores stifles exploration - Micro- donations encourages it• ”Getting paid” !== receiving money
    8. 8. A social micro-payment system
    9. 9. It’s microSmall transactions, mostly below €1
    10. 10. It’s easyOne click donations
    11. 11. It’s safeFixed monthly total - like a cake
    12. 12. It’s cheapNo fixed fees
    13. 13. It’s sustainableSubscriptions repeats a click every month
    14. 14. It’s curationRanks things by what people are willing to support
    15. 15. It’s p2p All users are the same.Everyone can give - Everyone can receive
    16. 16. It’s openDropped our give-to-get requirement this month
    17. 17. It’s evolvingSoon: Flattr all Twitter users
    18. 18. The impact• Enables all things, no matter how small, to get money - no longer any gap• Makes it possible for people to support the things they like without having to think in terms of money• Driving the long tail of donations enabling more people to receive more money• (Flattr also does fixed fee donations €2-50)
    19. 19. In DrupalHow can we use micropayments?
    20. 20. Drupal.org
    21. 21. ProjectsEnable maintainers to add Flattr buttons to the project pages
    22. 22. UsersLet users add a button to their profiles
    23. 23. In issue queuesLet all issues and issue comments be flattrable
    24. 24. Drupal Association Revenue sharing?
    25. 25. donate[] in .infoWordPress does it - should we?
    26. 26. Flattr APIREST + OAuth = Mashability
    27. 27. drush flattr viewsDonating from the command line. The definition of awesome?
    28. 28. Contrib moduleFor supporting a site’s modules - list all modules that has a Flattr button
    29. 29. Buttons on your own site There’s a module for that! http://drupal.org/project/flattr
    30. 30. Who should get the money?
    31. 31. Drupal Alliances?Voluntary organisations that pools membersdonations together and uses them to eg. fund projects and sprints.
    32. 32. Micropayments• People want to support things they like• Micropayments enables them to easily do so• Flattr one, hopefully, good such system• Drupal could benefit from using it in one or many ways
    33. 33. The Savior?No, but icing on the cake.
    34. 34. One more thing…Flattr Meetup friday 13:th in Malmö
    35. 35. That’s it! Find Flattr online: flattr.comFind me at Drupal.org, Twitter, GitHub: @voxpelli

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