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Re: [Gnustep-marketing] GNUstep Foundation

From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: [Gnustep-marketing] GNUstep Foundation
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 18:47:58 -0700 (PDT)

See below..

--- MJ Ray <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2004-10-02 00:24:29 +0100 Gregory John Casamento 
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> [...] I think English law normally restricts 
> >> use of directed donations to non-profit groups, so you can't spend 
> >> them on 
> >> other things. You can spend general donations on anything. I'd need 
> >> to 
> >> check to be certain of that, but I'm pretty sure. Does US law have 
> >> similar 
> >> provisions?
> > I'm not sure what provisions you're speaking of. [...]
> Does US law prevent spending donations directed to a specific end from 
> being spent on general administration?

Yes, I believe it does, but those laws vary from state to state in the US.  I
am however having trouble finding a link. :/
> >> If so, do we just need confirmation that the chief maintainer's 
> >> decision is 
> >> final?
> > Final in what sense?  On the project, yes, Adam's decision is final.
> Final in deciding allocation of donated funds to particular uses?

On GNUstep Adam's decision is, of course, final.   The Foundation would spend
funds on what the project needs, subject to the maintainer's directions. 
Hopefully, if such a foundation were formed Adam would consent to being a
member of it.   

What we're describing is sounding more and more like SPI, isn't it. :)  

> > [...] research SPI which I didn't know
> > about until I asked Jeff in #gnustep to see if that's appropriate for 
> > our
> > needs.
> Again, I apologise for overestimating your research. I don't think my 
> assumption you'd seen SPI was too outrageous, though, as they are 
> pretty open.

A famous man once said: "Assumption is the mother of all mistakes".  I tried
several searches for such entities, perhaps I was used the wrong keywords.  But
now that I know about it it seems like it might be worth looking into.

> -- 
> MJR/slef    My Opinion Only and not of any group I know
>   Creative copyleft computing -
> village 6+7 Oct


Gregory John Casamento 
-- CEO/President Open Logic Corp. (A Maryland Corporation)
#### Maintainer of Gorm for GNUstep.

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