[ExI] gofundme question

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 23:40:02 UTC 2022

On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 2:07 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> OK but what if… what they said they would do is kinda nebulous?  If they
> write their mission statement carefully, they become a target made of
> cotton candy.

Already litigated, and not the example under discussion here.  An
excessively nebulous donation pledge can be seen as bait-and-switch (the
donor thought they were donating for one thing but in fact the intent was
different), which is also illegal.  (Contracts - including pledges of what
donations are to be used for - must be clearly understood, and identically
understood, by both sides or they may be judged void, to the detriment of
whichever side took money or material goods from the other if nothing has
been provided in return, which is what you are proposing.)

Let’s take the Canadian trucker example (a good one for many reasons.)  If
> Gofundme had just distributed a few brown bag lunches and a few cans of
> Diesel fuel, the strike is over in a few days, the truckers will probably
> win that one, they deliver their loads and go on their truckery way.  Now
> there is no one left to receive the donated food and fuel.

The truckers who were striking, even if they are no longer striking, would
be the designated recipients and Gofundme would still be required to
deliver to them.
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