Re: Debian money
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I forsee that it is very difficult because of the hundreds of borders in
> our world, but Debian could support companies started by its developers
> to make a living of their Debian-related activities, by contributing to
> their capital. This way, Debian would invest in its own development,
> but in the do-o-cratic manner we all appreciate since the financial
> support would not create a direct subordination or custommer-consumer
We can't do that with moneys collected in the United States under the
aegis of Software in the Public Interest. It would jeopardize the
non-profit status of SPI. Non-profit charities are not permitted to make
investments in for-profit businesses.
I can't comment on the rules in other jurisdictions.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>