DataNucleus is an Open Source development. It is written by volunteers in their spare time. They receive no payment for their development work (both providing the software, and for their time answering your questions on the forum), and as a user you are benefiting from this effort. The DataNucleus project additionally incurs some costs in providing this software, in terms of hosting, and domain registration.
As an alternative to joining with us in writing DataNucleus, the DataNucleus project is open to receive donations to help fund the project. These donations will initially cover the expenses incurred by hosting etc, but can be targeted at particular bug fixes, feature requests, or providing email support to aid your project use of DataNucleus. Thanks for your support.
The first way to donate is to make a bank transfer, and you can arrange this by contacting one of the project administrators using the email "donations [AT] datanucleus [DOT] org".
The second way to donate is to use PayPal. The disadvantage of PayPal is that a (small) percentage of any monies donated is taken by PayPal. If you wish to donate to the DataNucleus project via (our account is donations [AT] datanucleus [DOT] org) you can use the following form.
Alternatively you can make the payment via PayPal yourself, and then simply send an email to "donations [AT] datanucleus [DOT] org" stating
Below is a list of donors who have supported the DataNucleus project by way of monetary donations. If you donate you can have your name or company name listed here. Donating 50 GBP or more means that you can have your name or company name hyper-linked.
|Individual/Company||Amount (GBP)||Reason for donation|
|1250||JCA development, and general DataNucleus work|
|417||Efficient bulk retrieval (pm.getObjectsById) for RDBMS|
|292||Maven2 availability of artifacts, and buildability of project|
|TravelMuse||167||NUCRDBMS-38 and general work|
|Will Becker||167||General donation|
|Michael Ghebreyesus and Alexander Ilyin||67||General donation|
The following people/companies have also donated smaller amounts :
Extronis, Guido Anzuoni, Chris Murphy, David Berkman, Wu Hugh, Vieri del Bianco, BadCreditLoans, TotallyMoney: The Mortgage Comparison Site, Cash Doctors, Medical Equipment Pros, Unusual Homes