Re: Debian UK
Martin Schulze <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The charta of the association may need to be approved by Debian
> (DPL should be sufficient) due to the "Debian" trademark. However,
> since it is used descriptively, this may not be required.
Exactly. It's a similar situation, in trademark terms, to the
DCC Alliance. Same public standard should be applied to both.
> > that they should not be allowed to spend money donated to the Debian
> > Project without approval of the DPL/Debian.
> I guess that legally this is not possible. In several countries it
> is not possible for charities / non-profit associations to do earmarking
> of donations which SPI is doing. [...]
In England, it's not only possible, but charities are advised
to do something similar, called restricted donations in
the Charity Commission Statement of Recommended Practice.
DUS is hoping not to register as a charity and its constitution
doesn't require it to be non-profit, last I knew. (Hey, I once
ran a business that made a loss: could I have renamed it debian?)