Dear [AF>WildWildWest] sebastien11,
FreeHAL is financed by donations, but as opposed to most other BOINC projects, there is no big organization or sponsor behind FreeHAL.
Since April 2012 our regular servers are offline after the German police seized them because a hacker could have abused them for illegal purposes.
They are currently analyzing them and because they are evidences, we don't expect to get them back for at least a few years.
Although some people (Elton Chung and Pierre Dennert) are hosting a boinc mirror for us, we still need 70 euros per month for our project servers.
I'm a 2nd semester computer science student and it's really difficult for me because I can't afford this on my own.
This is why I have to ask all of you for support. If you would like to help us, you can donate something via Paypal or European/German Bank Transfer.
Bank Transfer Details: https://www3.freehal.net/freehal_at_home/bank_transfer.php
The FreeHAL Project
61352 Bad Homburg
Tel.: 0721 91569870
J'ai reçu cela ce matin dans ma boite mail !! Est-ce habituel pour un projet de solliciter ainsi les gens? est-ce sérieux ou une tentative d'arnaque?