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How to donate

1) paypal
click on the paypal-button below and follow the instructions.

Either send money from your paypal-account or do it over your credit card.
You do not need to have a paypal-account if you donate via a credit card.

2) bank transfer (only europe)
send an email to mindbender at gmx dot at (this is no typo..."at" is the extension for austria)
you will be provided with details for donating via bank transfer (no fees)

Thanks for the help !

Donations

ALL DONATIONS: 1232.14 €
CURRENT BALANCE: 544.34 €
User Donation Minus Fees Total Recieved
neousr: 25 € - 1.20 € 23.80 €
Ralf Nasemann: 30 € - 1.37 € 28,63 €
ramuk: 200 - 8.50 € 191.50 €
flavoie: 20 € - 1.13 € 18.87 €
trevor: 30 € - 1.37 € 28,63 €
lunchbox1972: 10 $ - 0.69 $ 9.71 €
thorongil: 15 € - 0.86 € 14.14 €
Cristiano D'Ottavi: 20 € - 1.03 € 18.97 €
SpannerInTheWorks: 25 € - 1.20 € 23.80 €
stephenblender: 25 € - 1.60 € 23.40 €
razor237: 23 € - 1.25 € 21.75 €
poil: 16 $ - 0.92 $ 11.50 €
mainhattan: 30 € bank transfer 30.00 €
Twilek: 10 € - 0.69 € 9.31 €
Johannes K: 10 € - 0.69 € 9.31 €
hanfbauer: 10 € bank transfer 10 €
Tester22: 10 € - 0.69 € 9.31 €
fifilein 25 € - 1.20 € 23.80 €
Benneton 15 € - 0.86 € 14.14 €
mindbender 25 € bank transfer 25 €
mr_infinity 100 - 4.25 95.75 €
flar 30 € - 1.52 28.48 €
brecksled 15 € - 0.86 € 14.14 €
JayZee 5 € - 0.52 € 4.48 €
tdmp 10 € - 0.74 € 9.26 €
emergant 60 - 2.39 € 57.61 €
JeffB 20 € - 1.03 € 18.97 €
TheWitness 20 € - 1.13 € 18.87 €
Rello 10 € - 0.74 € 9.26 €
schwab 20 € - 1.13 € 18.87 €
Kokni 50 - 2.05 € 47.95 €
Frank Sommer 20 € - 1.03 € 18.97 €
AsgrimTheMighty 50 £ - 2.15 £ 69.96 €
pending - asking for nickname 20 € - 1.03 € 18.97 €
pending - asking for nickname 20 € - 1.03 € 18.97 €
pending - asking for nickname 20 € bank transfer 20.00 €
fcisler 50 - 2.30 € 47.70 €
tampakuro 60 bank transfer 60 €
anonymous donations: 115 € - 6.64 € 108.40 €


(mindbender always asks for a nickname after receiving a donation via email. if no answers are sent within a week then these donations will be added to anonymous donations to preserve privacy). If you want to link a website with your name then tell this also or just edit this page here after your name got added.

What we used it for

1) Hosting at www.powweb.com is paid until 08/2009

- 147 €

The domain www.linkstationwiki.net is reserved until 06/2008 and will be extended automatically.

2) 3 * GPL-Source (HS-DGL, LS Pro, Terastation Pro)

- 60 €

3) 2 * Jtag-Kits built by tampakuro

- 34.45 €

mindbender & timtimred got the kits...they can be used to unbrick ppc-boxes (Linkstation, Terastation, Kurobox). mindbender already unbricked his LS1 with it.

4) 2 * Serial Kits from Compsys Workbench

- 34,96 €

lb_worm currently has both kits.

5) 1 bricked LS2

- 56 €

tampakuro looked at it and it has a damaged AVR. mindbender did not know if it was reviveable, thats why he donated the money for buying the LS2 via ebay and only the shipping costs to tampakuro were paid by the community. he did that because he did not know if this box was reviveable or not.

This are the plans for the LS2

  • to design & test JTAG-Cables (kuroguy) - DONE
  • to install a bidirectional serial console (kuroguy) - DONE
  • to analyze the functions of the AVR pins (kuroguy) - DONE
  • to install additional USB ports (kuroguy) - even not enough time to start the project
  • to have a look at the microcontroller (lb_worm)
  • for OpenLink Development (mindbender)
  • for testing modified flash-images (mindbender)
  • to port the UBoot bootloader to it (LinuxNotIncluded) - he will get the box next.
  • to port the 2.6-Kernel to it



6) JTAG-Kits for other main developers

- 35.90 €

lb_worm & flavoie got them.

7) Additional parts for tampakuro

- 28.55 €

This is the amount tampakuro spent on the Mouser Electronics order. It includes all parts for a serial adapter, Wiggler compatible cable , IDE connectors for connecting to the LS2 JTAG header and AVR pins, resistors for the USB ports, and some other goodies that were necessary to put it all together.

8) 11 * Futuredial Mobile Phone Data Cable (USB)

- 18.32 €

For the current initiative to build and distribute cheap & prebuilt & ready2use serial-port-connectors for the LS Pro we bought 11 Futuredial Mobile Phone Cables for 0.99$ each on ebay.

9) 1 bricked LS-Pro

- 28.10 €

link to the related forum thread

tampakuro will get the box and he can mess with it as he likes. we don`t know what exactly isn`t working with the box, but maybe it is a faulty UBoot in flash. if this is the case then this box would be the best for research about how to restore the flash from outside (JTAG or any other way). UPDATE: the LS Pro is a brick. but now we have parts for repairing other LS pros...something that is also good.

10) shipping costs for LS2 (goes to Linuxnotincluded) and 9 * Futuredial Cables (to mindbender)

- 18.14 €

11) Costs for parts that are needed to build some prebuilt serial cables for the LS Pro

- 30.00 €

12) A Jtag cable from ebay for tampakuro

- 23.08 $

If tampa can modify that JTAG-cable then it is far easier to get access to some all over the world

13) A development LS Pro for georg

- 170.00 €

for analysis of the ACP-Stuff. This box will be a development box.

14) A flash-programmer for tampakuro/kuroguy

- 59.03 €

Needed to for the dual-flash-mod of the LS pro. This mod is needed for UBoot customizing.

15) A development LS Pro for tampakuro/kuroguy

- 140 €

look at the news. he bricked he brand new LS pro with hardware mods.

16) A ZIF-socket for tampakuro/kuroguy

- 30 €

not everything seems to be lost with tampas killed LS pro. he thinks that there is a good chance the he can replace the flash with a ZIF-socket where he can put some flash-chips which he can programm with his programmer into it. If it worked we have unbricked the first LS Pro and we have the perfect box for UBoot experimenting.


Whats a development box? We are currently buying some development boxes. These boxes are bought so some guys can work on them without having to look to keep the services running why they initially bought the box. all boxes are owned by the community...this means that if georg or jonli447 think they absolutely have no time in the near future the boxes can be passed to another developer. all this is built on trustfullness.

All this is based on confidence.

Future Plans

1) paying for the parts needed for some LS2 JTAG-Adapters and spread them.
this should push UBoot development.

2)I decided to buy a LS Live for the community as soon as it is available....a box which should use the same hardware...only the software should be different. But we need to test this of course. we do not want to face problems like the soft reboot problem on the HS again without having the hardware. Jonli447 will get the box and of course it is also a development box.

we made the experience with the HS that anything can happen... so we want to support this new version as fast as possible in any upcoming by directly starting the testing on it. This are the plans for the LS Pro

  • for testing modified images
  • testing a new updating-mechanism
  • getting a recent 2.6-kernel on the box



3)Getting a HG/HS for andre. He still hosts hvkls.dyndns.org on his LS1. To support him we want to get him a box stricly for hosting and development.

Suggestions are welcome.
Don`t hesitate to post them at the discussion page.

Who gets the donations?

In fact mindbender gets all the donations and handles them for the whole community.
He registered the new account at powweb and installed the main-software there (forum, wiki, bugtracker).
If you have any questions send him a private message in the forums.