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Re: Donations for TortoiseSVN

From: Bryce Schober <bryce.schober_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:59:24 -0700

Here's a twitter-sharing link for sharing Stefan's post:

http://twitter.com/share?url=http://shar.es/0ud7p&text=How+PayPal+screws+open+source+projects+(e.g.+TortoiseSVN)&source=tortoisesvn.net

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 8:36 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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