[R] Supporting R/Membership

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Sun Sep 25 18:57:24 CEST 2011

Joshua Wiley-2 wrote:
> 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.
> Josh

I would also be interested.
A similar pdf form for donations could also be considered.

It's most likely I would want to transfer money directly into the R bank


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