[Osmf-talk] payment options for membership fees, donations and sponsorings in different currencies
blackadderajr at gmail.com
Mon May 14 11:51:05 UTC 2012
The problem with opening more accounts is that they will each probably cost
money to service which somewhat offsets of course the benefit of zero
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Koppenhoefer [mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com]
> Sent: 14 May 2012 12:16
> To: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: [Osmf-talk] payment options for membership fees, donations and
> sponsorings in different currencies
> I wonder if it was possible for OSMF to offer alternative payment methods,
> namely regarding the currency. Currently it seems to me we are giving
> some fees to banks. I have a few questions:
> 1) would it be possible in the UK to open (additional) bank accounts in
> that are not in GBP but in a foreign currency like EUR (and/or USD)?
> 2) could OSMF have a(n additional) bank account in one of the countries
> EUR and/or USD as the official currency?
> I am not sure if this is legally possible and if it makes economically
> (maybe administration costs of several accounts in different currencies
> would excel advantages for members from non-GBP-countries).
> 3) Are there statistics in which countries / continents OSMF-members live?
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