Yet Another Society and BSI (EDC's parent company) have long been closely associated. YAS's mailing address is in Holland and both are sustained by Kurt the Pope. Since we decided that PM was no longer a for-profit venture it seemed to make sense to allow people (and BSI) to be able tax-deduct their contributions towards the operating costs of the site.
The power structure for the site will remain unchanged. I will maintain my status as the (hopefully) beneficent dictator. We will not be changing currency here. 1,000,000 XP and $1.09 will still buy you a 20oz bottle of Fruitopia at your neighborhood Mobil station.