Account Sign Up & Activation

You can read more about why we have chosen this route in my forum post "v2.0 OS Released!".
Note that we are accepting donations directly via PayPal and via credit or debit card. If you are in an EU country and would prefer to contribute via bank wire, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here are instructions to help guide you through the process:

  • If you are paying via direct paypal payment:
    • Please send your donation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It might make sense use the same username & password for our Owners Portal and the Community Forums for the sake of simplicity in password management (the databases are not connected). This can also help me identify your account more easily across the board, as I don't always know who is who without this information.

When you have completed the PayPal donation, if you have not already done so, please return to owner.johnbowen.com to complete the signup process with the guidelines above in mind.