[Foundation-l] Alternative to paypal

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 11:23:23 UTC 2007

May I quote what I wrote earlier: "By expressing our preference for people
to use Google Checkout, we do not have to stop providing Paypal as a payment
option or allow for transfers to a European bank account for Europeans.
Their are many options; it is not a black and white affair." Please do not
misunderstand my position.

I am in favour of paying as little as possible to any middle man, and I like
to see the next fund-raiser succeed. I am sure we can agree on that.


On 8/16/07, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/16/07, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I see nowhere in your arguments a strategy that will bring the cost of
> the
> > money transfers down. Consequently, I agree that Google does not provide
> a
> > global service but equally you have to admit that you do not cover the
> whole
> > of the argument either.
> And it is your interpretation to think that I was trying to propose a
> financial strategy of any kind for the Wikimedia Foundation. On the
> contrary to you, I do not try to impose my one and only solution as
> "the best", i try to lay out the traps of adopting one solution too
> rashly, without wieghing the pros and the cons.
> And in case you have the feeling that I am against Google, please rest
> assured that I am a believer in Google is Good and not Evil  (tm), and
> it just happens to fall on them, but my arguments would have been
> exactly the same if your proposed solution had been offered by the UN,
> the Red Cross or the Deutsche Bank.
> Delphine
> --
> ~notafish
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