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RE: Donations for TortoiseSVN

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:33:11 -0400

Ick... will you be setting up a Google Checkout donate button or Amazon payments button instead so you can collect some cash? If you do... let us know and I will try to help you with your immediate expenses with a quick donation.


> Yesterday, I received an email from PayPal with the subject "PayPal
> appeal denied". Which is surprising because I never appealed to
> anything.
> Reading through the email I discovered that some brain damaged
> moron
> decided that I belong to the category "non-registered charities and
> non-profit organizations (NPOs)" and PayPal therefore can't do
> business
> with me anymore. And that their decision is "final" (case
> "PP-001-070-523-309 (KMM5520352V28182L0KM) :ppk1").
> Now, I use my PayPal account exclusively to receive donations for
> TortoiseSVN. The donations are used to cover the server costs and
> what's
> left at the end of the year is shared among Simon, Lübbe and me.
> Trying to reason with PayPal has so far been futile. They're
> capacity to
> resist any reasoning is astonishing, but I'm not giving up yet.
> Now, I could understand if they blocked my account because I did
> something wrong, but they never mentioned any wrongdoing on my
> part,
> only that they decided that I belong to that category now. And all
> this
> without any notice or warning.
> Something which is obviously completely bogus, because for one,
> they
> advertise using PayPal for exactly this cause, and because they
> allow
> the biggest open source hoster to do the same for all open-source
> projects hosted there: sourceforge.net.
> Any project on SF.net can opt-in to receive donations via their
> PayPal-account. That's more than enough prove (for me at least)
> that
> they explicitly allow using PayPal to receive donations for open-
> source
> projects. Why they decided that TSVN or I aren't allowed to do so
> is
> beyond me and they haven't (yet?) explained that.
> Since PayPal now holds all my money in that account hostage for at
> least
> 180 days, I'm not sure whether I can cover the server costs until
> then.
> I might have to dig into my own savings.
> This means (at least for now, I still hope that PayPal hired at
> least a
> few people that actually have an IQ that's over 70) that you can't
> make
> any donations to our project anymore.
> Stefan
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Received on 2010-09-15 23:33:27 CEST

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