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Re: Donations

Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.iki.fi>
>         Since Debian has no authority to hold money or property, any
>         donations for the Debian Project must be made to SPI, which
>         manages such affairs.
> I think this is rather outdated; when it was written, the only
> organization that held money and property for Debian was the SPI. These
> days there's more. There is no point in forcing people to transfer money
> from, say, Finland to the US, just because of this clause in the
> Constitution.

Nor is there a need: you could find a partner for SPI in Finland,
just like it has partners in Germany and Italy.

The benefit of that part of the constitution is as clear and strong
today as when it was first written - it enforces a good charitable
holding for all the project's common assets, rather than letting
successive DPLs direct them to whatever random half-cut businesses
they favour, and it gives us a one-stop shop for overseeing what's
happening to debian's things, rather than trying to herd cats.

Laux nur mia opinio: vidu http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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