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May 06, 2011, 07:49:19 AM
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Is that true?

http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/bitcoins-a-new-way-to-donate-to-the-fsf
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May 06, 2011, 08:20:50 AM
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Nice! Looks legit to me.
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May 06, 2011, 10:13:41 AM
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Very cool, although the page isn't loading for some reason.  I do see the link on the homepage announcing their acceptance!  Super cool.

Edit:  Link works now. http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/bitcoins-a-new-way-to-donate-to-the-fsf

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May 06, 2011, 10:55:05 AM
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Here's the FSF's non-blog Donate page, listing their Bitcoin address:

https://my.fsf.org/donate/other/
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May 06, 2011, 02:03:44 PM
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Donation sent.  C'mon folks, open your wallets!  This is a good cause.

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May 06, 2011, 02:24:24 PM
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Donation sent.  C'mon folks, open your wallets!  This is a good cause.
I sent 10 BTC.

I would never have bothered to donate to them if I needed to send a check or pay by credit card, but with Bitcoin I've donated to many organizations that would never have gotten a penny from me otherwise.
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May 06, 2011, 02:34:29 PM
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with Bitcoin I've donated to many organizations that would never have gotten a penny from me otherwise.

Same here.  It's so incredibly easy and efficient.

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May 06, 2011, 02:35:40 PM
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I would never have bothered to donate to them if I needed to send a check or pay by credit card, but with Bitcoin I've donated to many organizations that would never have gotten a penny from me otherwise.
Exactly the same for me: I just donated something too :-)

Support the FSF and the EFF!

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May 06, 2011, 05:24:48 PM
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Exactly the same for me: I just donated something too :-)

And for me. Bitcoin will be great for all who take donations.
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May 06, 2011, 06:06:49 PM
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Finally. Going to send some later today.
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May 07, 2011, 09:39:26 AM
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I donated a few coins to them too.

Go FSF!

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February 23, 2012, 12:25:22 PM
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Looks like they are accepting bitcoins again, sent few coins today.

https://my.fsf.org/donate/other/

This is good news.  Smiley
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February 23, 2012, 12:30:33 PM
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Looks like they are accepting bitcoins again, sent few coins today.
When did they stop?

They also accept bitcoin for their merchandise. (We mailed them and asked, sent bitcoin and now two stuffed gnus are on their way.)
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February 23, 2012, 12:33:08 PM
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Looks like they are accepting bitcoins again

secretly, calmly, quietly?  Huh

https://localbitcoins.com/?ch=80k | BTC: 1LJvmd1iLi199eY7EVKtNQRW3LqZi8ZmmB
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February 23, 2012, 12:35:46 PM
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This is the same address as used previously. The funny thing is, donations to that address didn't stop (or even slow down much) when the FSF announced that they were not accepting Bitcoin donations.

Anyway, this is great news.
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February 23, 2012, 12:40:05 PM
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Sorry, rokj and I got this mixed up. It's the EFF that stopped accepting donations, and they still don't accept them. The FSF has continued to accept them without interruption.
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February 23, 2012, 01:32:23 PM
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Here is the press release from EFF (not FSF) on bitcoin donations, they feel it opens them up to too much liability.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/eff-and-bitcoin

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February 23, 2012, 01:52:22 PM
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Looks like they are accepting bitcoins again, sent few coins today.
When did they stop?

They also accept bitcoin for their merchandise. (We mailed them and asked, sent bitcoin and now two stuffed gnus are on their way.)


Yeah. I've mixed up also, I apologize.

FSF != EFF
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February 24, 2012, 11:28:07 AM
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Here is the press release from EFF (not FSF) on bitcoin donations, they feel it opens them up to too much liability.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/eff-and-bitcoin
And here is a very good commentary by julz:
http://bitcoinmedia.com/the-effs-own-chilling-breeze/

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