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Re: Debian money

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 10:25:52AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.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
> > relationship.
> 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.

Damn, you're right, I totally missed that, given how obvious it was.
This would be totally illegal in France too.
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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