@Trevor: Perfect summary. There are a couple of scenarious and I doubt that we will know who and with which intention brought PPC on the first place. But it’s a fact that there is nothing to find about GoUrl in any channel. No joy about the winning in the IRC (no word about it), nothing in the Forum or on Twitter. And before it: No community-call to “vote”/pay.
My personal theory is: It’s to set a sign, to establish a price. The latest transaction just makes sense if PPC really really wanted to win and feared there could be a big transaction of a competitor in the last moment. Would make sense. But therefore nobody of the PPC-Community seems to care about it at all, neither before nor after the voting… I believe it was more about the price itself.
But, as I said, I doubt that we will find out.