The Usenet Big-8 Management Board is financed entirely through donations by Board members or members of the public. Our regular recurring expenditures are as follows:
- €4.99 per month for mail and web hosting
- €25 per year for domain name registration
- $100 per year for moderation software hosting
We use donations primarily to pay the above-noted bills, and secondarily to cover expenses associated with the Board's outreach activities (e.g., attendance at technical conferences where we speak about the Board's work) and to help fund maintenance and development of the STUMP and WebSTUMP moderation software.
In March 2021, the Board joined Open Collective Europe in order to make all of its financial activities transparent. If you would like to see a record of the Board's income and expenditures, or make a financial contribution to the Board, you can do so via the Usenet Big-8 Management Board Open Collective.