Sponsor Vim development
Fixing bugs and adding new features takes a lot of effort.
To show your appreciation for the work and motivate Bram and others to continue
working on Vim please send a donation.
Since Bram is back to a paid job the money will now (after March 2006) be used
to help children in Uganda.
This is the charity recommended by Vim's author.
The money is used for a children centre in the south of Uganda, where AIDS has
caused many victims.
But at the same time donations increase Bram's motivation to keep working on
Registered Vim user
You can become a registered Vim user by sending at least 10 euro. This works
similar to sponsoring Vim (see above). Registration was made possible for the
situation where your boss or bookkeeper may be willing to register software,
but does not like the terms "sponsoring" and "donation".
Voting for features
To give registered Vim users and sponsors an advantage over lurkers, they can
vote for the items Bram should work on. How does this voting work?
Additionally, once you have sent 100 euro or more in total, your name appears
Vim hall of honour.
But only if you enable this on your
You send at least 10 euro. See below for
ways to transfer money.
You will be e-mailed a registration key. Enter this key on your
You can easily create an account if you don't have one yet.
You can enter your votes on the
voting page. You can only access
this page after entering a registration key.
Your votes will be counted for two years.
The voting results appear on the results page,
which is visible for everybody.
More explanations can be found on the FAQ page.
How to send money
See the PayPal site for information.
The e-mail address for sponsoring is: firstname.lastname@example.org,
for Vim registration: email@example.com.
Using euro is preferred, other currencies are also accepted.
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Through PayPal, click on this button for sponsoring:
Click on this button for registration:
In Euro countries a bank transfer is preferred, this has lower costs.
Please refer to the
For some countries this may give you a tax benifit (currently for the
Netherlands, Germany, USA and Canada).
Include "Vim sponsor" or "Vim registration" in the comment of
your money transfer. Send an e-mail to Bram that mentions the
amount you transferred if you want to vote for features and
show others you are a registered Vim user or sponsor.
Small amounts can be send with ordinary mail. Put something around the money,
so that it's not noticeable from the outside.
Mention your e-mail address if you want to vote for features and show others
you are a registered Vim user or sponsor.
If you would like to pay monthly, quarterly or yearly, see the
subscribe page. This uses PayPal.