[Linux-aus] OSOTA and Paypal on LA

Chris Fordham chris at xhost.com.au
Fri Aug 22 03:27:22 EST 2008

On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:58:42 +1000, James Purser  
<james at jamespurser.com.au> wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 15:38 +1000, Chris Fordham wrote:
>> Against Paypal for sure.
>> I do understand that there are no non-commercial gateways out there.
>> Does that mean we should accept monies via commercial entities? who  
>> knows
>> Like I said, happy to help, just voicing my $0.02.
>> Can I ask why we are asking for money/donations?
> Quite simply because Linux Australia has exactly one source of income,
> and if it wants to be able to continue to do "teh cool tings" then it's
> going to need to diversify. Tie that in with the fact that many people
> have mentioned a wish/desire to donate to LA and you have the drive to
> allow people to do so.
> Once again, what problem do you have with Linux Australia receiving
> donations?

I don't have a problem with it. See my reply above:

"Does that mean we should accept monies via commercial entities? who knows"

I'm one of those guys that believe contributions are important but not by  
I don't believe in charity and think its not appropriate for FOSS/Linux.

One is entitled to an opinion.

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