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Re: Donations for TortoiseSVN

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:36:35 +0200

On 17.09.2010 17:32, Loritsch, Berin wrote:
>> I've posted the whole story here:
>> http://tortoisesvn.net/howpaypalscrewsopensourceprojects
>>
>> Stefan
>
> So, did you specifically choose Paypal Singapore to contract with,
> or was that done for you by Paypal's system? Essentially by reading
> Paypal's responses it appears to have been a change in Singapore law
> that caused the problem, and it only affects people contracted with
> Paypal Singapore. However, if you did not select which subsidiary
> processes your money, that can strengthen your case a bit.

I'm living in Switzerland, and all accounts of Swiss citizens were moved
a while ago to PP Singapore. Nothing anyone could do about that.

> Of course, couldn't you argue that you are providing a service
> (developing software) for which people are paying a voluntary fee?
> Much like shareware.... Lawyers are paid to play word games and
> find loopholes, and I'm sure they would come up with something like
> that.

I tried, but they're immune to any arguments. Really, I sent about 7
emails arguing about that.
I guess their system simply can't handle cases where a "final" decision
has to be changed, so their employees can't do anything and only reply
with lame excuses.

Stefan

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