[Foundation-l] Fundraising and PayPal update

Michael Snow wikipedia at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 18 03:49:26 UTC 2006

It's previously been mentioned that we will be starting a public 
fundraiser at some point in the near future. In anticipation of that, I 
can pass on some good news.

For the primary method by which we receive funds (PayPal), we will be 
able to accept donations in ten new currencies that they are now 
supporting. These include Czech korunas, Danish krone, Hong Kong 
dollars, Hungarian florints, New Zealand dollars, Norwegian krone, 
Polish zloty, Singapore dollars, Swedish krone, and Swiss francs. This 
is in addition to the six currencies that were accepted in the last 
fundraiser: euros, pounds, yen, and three kinds of dollars (Australian, 
Canadian, and US).

While I don't know in each individual instance how PayPal compares with 
MoneyBookers (the other online option available), either in terms of 
fees or popularity in those countries, this is obviously welcome news. 
The translation team has started work on getting the relevant pages 
updated, but I'm sure they would welcome help from people who aren't 
already involved. It would be especially nice to get a Danish 
translation of the fundraising page, since that's the one currency here 
whose language currently seems to be missing entirely. Please feel free 
to spread the word in the community.

--Michael Snow

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