[R] Supporting R/Membership

Joshua Wiley jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 17:17:12 CEST 2011

So we have at least three people interested, maybe not call for a
totally new system.  What about a PDF form that could be filled out
digitally, saved, encrypted using the R Foundation's public key, and
emailed?  GPG keys are free, and I can make a fillable PDF.  Is that
sufficiently secure?  Are there risks I am missing?  In fact, attached
is a sample of how the form could work.  For the overall signature,
you could just retype your name, but for the credit card, the field is
a digital signature.

I know what you mean about being uncomfortable sending credit card
details by mail---I'd almost just as well send it in plain text via
email as plain text via post.

Anymore thoughts?  I did check out Paypal again, even for a nonprofit,
there is a 2.2% transaction fee + additional fees for currency
conversion + international fees.


On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 4:24 AM, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Joshua Wiley <jwiley.psych at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I printed the form to mail off, but anecdotally I had planned on this
>> for well over a year and kept putting it off.  If this is something
>> that useRs and the R Foundation would be interested in, I would be
>> happy to help work on setting something up and maintaining it.
> If the R Core accepts this, I would very much prefer to have an
> on-line system to make donations. Personally I would like to make a
> donation, but I'm uncomfortable with sending my credit card details by
> mail.
> Regards
> Liviu

Joshua Wiley
Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
Programmer Analyst II, ATS Statistical Consulting Group
University of California, Los Angeles
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