[Osmf-talk] payment options for membership fees, donations and sponsorings in different currencies

Oliver Kühn oliver.kuehn at skobbler.com
Tue May 15 10:56:12 UTC 2012

Hi Michael,

feel free to come up with proposal how to optimize donation handling in
a way that minimizes the sum of transactions costs, banking fees and
accountant fees and present it to the board. More than 95% of the
non-corporate donations come in via PayPal. Therefore the topic has
never become a top priority. However, if we find someone who wants to
work it out and put it into practise the board will support this effort
with the necessary authorizations. Looking forward to your proposal!

Best regards,


Am 15.05.2012 12:12, schrieb Michael Kugelmann:
> On 14.05.2012 13:16, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> I wonder if it was possible for OSMF to offer alternative payment
>> methods, namely regarding the currency.
> [...]
> This is requested SINCE YEARS (!). But nothing has changed ever, with 
> the same arguments...
> I still would request this, but I'v given up (disapointed) on this 
> issue. Unfortunately it seems to be like running against a wall one and 
> once again. But nobody is willing to build in a door. So everybody needs 
> to take a long detour for reaching his target. :-(
> Best regards,
> Michael.
> PS: as the foundation doesn't change anything, my sollution is: I 
> transfer the anual fee via SEPA in Euro (!) and not in GBP to the 
> foundation account (=> written 18,5€ and not 15GBP at the bank transfer 
> form), the rest is the problem of the foundation. It is sad if less 
> money arrives there than possible due to potential fees, but I currently 
> have the impression that I can't do anything against. :-(
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