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@@ -4,21 +4,23 @@ ServiceMerchant
*Ruby toolkit for recurring billing and subscription management*
ServiceMerchant is an open source library for Software-as-a-Service
-applications, based on subscription payments and various service plans.
-The library consists of number of well-isolated and
-well-defined components, so that you may re-use portions of the library,
-should you find the full functionality not required for you. If you choose
-to use the library as whole, it should be cover most of your payments
-requirements, thus being billing module for your application.
+applications, based on subscription payments and various service
+plans. The library consists of number of well-isolated and
+well-defined components, so that you may re-use portions of the
+library, should you find the full functionality not required for
+you. If you choose to use the library as whole, it should cover most
+of your payments requirements, thus being billing module for your
+application.
ServiceMerchant's main purpose is providing gateway-independent
support for recurring billing operations and powerful high-level tools
-for builing subscription-based billing atop of it. It is based on
-well-known [Active Merchant](http://www.activemerchant.org/) library.
+for building subscription-based billing atop of it. It is built on
+top of well-known [Active Merchant](http://www.activemerchant.org/)
+library.
-ServiceMerchant can be used both as a Rails plugin or standalone Ruby
+ServiceMerchant can be used both as a Rails plug-in or standalone Ruby
library. It is also possible to integrate ServiceMerchant with
-non-Ruby web applications via common GUI or REST interface.
+non-Ruby web applications via REST interface or common GUI.
== Supported Gateways
@@ -218,11 +220,12 @@ Pack source code as GEM and publish on rubyforge
== Developers
- - Itteco Software (http://www.itteco.com)
- Alexander Lebedev <me@alexlebedev.com>
- Artyom Scorecky <tonn81@gmail.com>
- Anatoly Ivanov <xyzman@gmail.com>
+Sponsored by [Itteco Software](http://itteco.com)
+
== Contributing
#TODO#

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