[Foundation-l] Alternative to paypal

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Mon Aug 13 07:54:44 UTC 2007

Mark Ryan wrote:

> I've heard a lot of horror stories about Paypal. And considering 
> that by using PayPal, we're basically paying eBay a percentage 
> of donations we receive, I reckon it'd be a good idea to look at 
> alternatives every now and then.

When Richard Stallman visited my town and gave a speech, I asked 
him if he saw any freedom issue with Paypal's dominance, i.e. if 
he felt a need to fight for the establishment of an alternative.
He didn't seem to think so.  Indeed, www.fsf.org receives 
donations using Paypal and credit cards,

I'm not following every move and idea of RMS, but if there really 
was a problem, I guess he would know and be concerned.

I agree we should keep our eyes open for alternatives, but the 
need doesn't seem to be urgent.

  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se

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