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Beware: CS is now becoming a for-profit corporation. What will it do with our donations?
Posted September 4th, 2011 - 8:33 am by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
CouchSurfing, the room-sharing service of choice for Burning Man attendees, free-spirited geeks and backpacking college students, just announced it's selling out and going corporate with $7.6 million in venture funding. Now users are in open revolt.

http://gawker.com/5836946/users-revolt-after-hippie-couchsurfing-site-goes-corporate

Once SC becomes a for-profit, no one can guarantee that it will not start charging or that it will not sell your private information.

This move from a non-profit to a for-profit is also illegal since thousands have donated and volunteered their time to contribute to the CS website's code.

Check out this group that is against CS selling out.

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=45507