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Enable users to tip editors.
The Foundation sets up a micropayment system that allows users to make small payments to editors (a wiki tip-jar). The system would aggregate tips made from different users and make a payment to editors once every few months, or once a certain threshold of money is reached. Most editors would most likely only receive a few dollars and would probably gift their tips back to the foundation to keep the project running.
Users wanting to tip editors would pay a lump sum of say $100 into a tipping account from which they could allocate payments of a few dollars to different editors.
- Reward good editors.
- Allow anonymous donations.
- Help generate cash flow around the Foundation.
- Opportunities for the Foundation to identify and request donations from users with money in their tipping account.
- Possibly after a certain time any money left "untipped" could be automatically passed over to the foundation.
- Might it lead to some sort of corruption? (i.e: companies or individuals paying editors to add or remove information)
- How much money would actually find it's way back to the Foundation?
- Would it change the motivation and focus of editors? Might certain topics get more attention than others if corporate tips started to become significant?
- Would this system somehow infringe international banking regulations?
- Setting up the technology for a micropayment system
- legal advice
- Proposal:Charge for extra Userspace: also suggests a micropayment system
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