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Re: Donations

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On 06/07/2006 04:20 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 07:27:03AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
>>I don't know the status of holdings in Australia and Brazil.
>>Are they retained profits from events?  DebConf6 seemed to
>>be privately run for debian, supported by SPI.  I assumed
>>that any surplus will be donated to debian, but I don't know.
> Brazil's was retained profits from DC4; it was unrealistic to bring the
> money back out of the country, so AIUI it was instead used as the seed for
> a local Debian presence.

	It's hard to get money from outside Brazil or to send money
outside Brazil. Some Brazilian Debian Developers and some Debian
volunteers are working to encourage Brazilian People to donate to
Debian in Brazil, using the same account that we have for DC4.

	The idea is to keep Debian's account in Brazil with money,
it makes easier to fund Debian Developers for Debconf and other
events and also helps to organize Debian presence in big events
like FISL and Linux World (I need to prepare both reports, sorry
for the delay).

	[1]ASL (Associacao Software Livre), takes care of the money,
is a non-profit organization (also a NGO), they have a bank account
only for Debian and, periodically, the send reports about Debian
money to people in charge of that (I know they do but I don't know
who gets the report, probably SPI).

1.http://associacao.softwarelivre.org (be aware: pt_BR web site)

	I hope that we can still encourage people to make donations
to Debian using ASL, I don't know if someday this money can be routed
to outside Brazil, but so far, it can help Debian in Brazil. :-)

	Kind regards,

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