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Kermit Project donations

Frank da Cruz
The Open-Source Kermit Project
Bronx NY
31 July 2020
For 30 years, I was paid to write, maintain, and document software such as Kermit. Now in retirement, I have to pay to do the same thing: Internet access, DNS registration, computers and accessories, home office and utilities. Furthermore, besides continuing development of C-Kermit (the Kermit software for Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, etc) and maintenance of the Open Source Kermit website, I've also been working since 2013 on a project to uncover the deeply hidden history of FDR's New Deal in New York City 1933-43, a vast project involving travel, photography, cameras, commercial software (e.g. Photoshop), and research; the latter requiring purchase of books, subscriptions to newpaper archives, etc. I'm also responsible for a number of other popular Internet resources — history of computing, 1968 student uprising, US Army bases in postwar Germany, international postal addressing, etc — see my home page for a list and links.

If you find any of this material useful, your contribution will not only help me to continue, but also give me some indication of the level of interest in these projects. If an unexpectedly large amount of money comes in, it could go towards paying a Windows programmer to complete the long-delayed release of Kermit 95 for Microsoft Windows as free software (I can't do it myself because I'm not a Windows programmer).

Two ways to help

1. Amazon

The first way doesn't even cost you any money; simply use this URL whenever you go to Amazon.com (USA only):


Then if you buy anything during your Amazon session, I get a small referral commission, usually 4% or less; Amazon pays this, not you. This also happens automatically if you follow explicit links in my pages to Amazon, e.g. to order a book from a References list. I don't track these transactions, nor would I have a way to; none of your information comes to me.


2. Paypal

▲ Click to donate
The second way is to make a donation via PayPal. The screenshots below show the donation steps. PayPal says "Donate to fdc@columbia.edu" because that's my PayPal ID. I don't (and can't) track these either, but in the second or third step you can add a note if you wish, indicating which project you are donating towards, e.g. Kermit or New Deal.

PayPal screenshots (click each one to enlarge):
PayPal screenshot 1
1. Initial screen
PayPal screenshot 2
2. Enter amount
PayPal screenshot 3
3. Confirm
PayPal screenshot 4
4. Acknowledgement


The New Open-Source Kermit Project / Most recent update:  Tue Mar 2 10:40:29 2021 New York time