in reply to Diffusing Knowledge and Fortune to the Less Wise and Less Fortunate Monks.

I'll offer to send books to anyone at my cost, if it's in support of this task. I get 50% off O'Reilly books, and something like 20% or 30% off AWL books. Please bump in a little for shipping and tax in the appropriate states.

I take Paypal, and that's probably the easiest way to do this. Just use as the designee, and copy me on some email so I know what the money is for.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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Re: Re: Diffusing Knowledge and Fortune to the Less Wise and Less Fortunate Monks.
by scottstef (Curate) on Mar 14, 2001 at 20:01 UTC
    I cam accross this link in an email this week. Basically it will set up a program to allow you to donte money to whomever set this up. Most credit card places have a lot of garbage to go thru regarding cc donations/intellectual property,but this might be worth it. I think it will pretty much allow donations to be taken for this cause. I know it is from amazon and the bad taste that that they bring to a lot of people involved with opensource/programming- but i think this cause is worth it. Is there some way we can put this ask for dollar idea on a website to tie in with merlyn's reduced rate?
    WARNING:I have no affiliation, and never have used this company. I just read this link from an online html news letter.
      The question is whether the cause justifies giving Amazon money--something I can't answer for everyone, but note that Amazon is not doing this out of the goodness of its heart:

      "The Amazon Honor System does not charge registration fees, set-up fees, or fixed participation fees. We do, however, charge transaction fees based on the amount of money you receive. The fee schedule is very simple. For each payment you receive, we will charge $0.15 plus 15% of the total transaction amount. The person making a payment is not charged any fees at all."

      'Amazon Honor System' is a trademark.
      Quoted text was found at the URL specified in the previous node although I knew about it already from an article in The Register.