[maemo-developers] "Donate $x" button on Packages and/or Downloads

From: Sascha Mäkelä sascha.makela at gmail.com
Date: Fri Jan 22 16:03:28 EET 2010
It should also be a well known and trusted system. Unfortunately, the
only one I know is PayPal, which is not that great for micro-payment.
But it's better than nothing and many users already have a PayPal
account, so it's fairly fast to use.

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 15:58, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:35, Aldon Hynes <Aldon.Hynes at orient-lodge.com> wrote:
>> That said, there are lots of issues that such a system would run into, as
>> the N900 is distributed in many different countries with many different
>> payment systems and for that matter, many different tax laws.  My gut
>> feeling is that connecting to existing micropayment systems, particularly,
>> perhaps some related to the gaming industry, might be a good way of doing
>> this.
> Do you know of any global-micropayment systems which have a simple
> API? The only one I'm really aware of is PayPal (which is slightly
> more macro- than "proper" micropayments). Having a system which allows
> you to redirect to a page to "send money to this email address" means
> that maemo.org is entirely out-of-the-loop. Meaning, at least, the
> community as a whole & maemo.org don't have to worry about the
> tax/legal implications (IMHO).
> Cheers,
> Andrew
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