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Bug#681501: Debian France on Debian's new donations page?

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 11:37 PM, Paul Wise wrote:
>> Could you summarise the concerns for those of us not on debconf-team?
> BTW, the page already mentions it is possible to donate to SPI via PayPal.

I'll add there was a long 100+ email discussion among SPI members about
whether or not to support Paypal. The long story short was that if someone
was willing to do the work, and if we took extreme precautions about keeping
Debian money separate from other project's money, and limited how much
money we kept in Paypal, and if we as Debian didn't make Paypal the only
option to donate to Debian, then proceeding with adding Paypal support
was an option.

Basically, we are acknowledging that many people have Paypal
accounts, so that adding a readily accessible Paypal option, would help
with Bug #681501. (Simplifying the donation process.)

The implementation of Paypal @ SPI has been slower, because the
volunteer (me) got too busy to push it forward. I'm working with Paul to put
Debian France's Paypal account in the streamlined section of the donations
page, so we have some easy to use Paypal option.

Please note that when we do eventually get SPI's Paypal situation sorted,
it might make sense to have that be our default Paypal option since, at least
for some US residents, donations to SPI can be tax deductible.

Please note FSF, Wikimedia Foundation, Gnome Foundation, Riseup,
SFLC, the Software Freedom Conservancy, and pretty much every other
like-minded organization accepts Paypal donations as a fully supported
donation method. The FSF even had fruitful discussions with Paypal about
their licensing. [1]


[1] - https://www.fsf.org/news/paypal

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