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Re: Donations

Martin Wuertele <maxx@debian.org> wrote:
> In some countries like e.g. Austria it is quite difficult to get the
> tax-deductable status for donations while it is fairly easy to get tax
> exumption for them.

Then I think going tax-exempt would be adequate in Austria.

> If a company holds money on behalf of Debian and they don't charge
> Debian with taxes that is fine imo as the Debian-money is not touched by
> taxes in that case.

I disagree.  There are also concerns about who profits from holding it.
For example, should a commercial trader be able to use Debian-money as
working capital if they will pay it out when instructed?
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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