Re: Debian UK
Stephen Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Anthony Towns (email@example.com) wrote:
>> AIUI, that's been frowned upon in the US because actually selling
>> things makes you liable for collecting/paying sales tax which is a huge
>> nuisance. Giving stuff away and asking for a donation, meanwhile, doesn't.
>> Different countries handle that differently. For reference, Australia
>> allows certain companies to call themselves "charities" for tax purposes;
>> but they're restricted to very specific purposes, none of which cover
>> "developing a free operating system to benefit humanity as a whole".
> Do you happen to be familiar with how the UK handles it? I'm not really
> sure it matters though, I think Debian should be consistant one way or
> the other.
In the UK, charities are *heavily regulated*. It's easier to set up a
Limited Company than a charity, and for good reason.
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