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Re: General Resolution: Liquidate donated assets as soon as possible

On 2022-06-19 05 h 42, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 07:43:06PM -0400, Louis-Philippe Véronneau wrote:
>> ==== Text of GR ====
>> Donations to the Debian project of assets other than the TO's currency
>> of choice should be liquidated as soon as possible.
>> ==== End Text of GR ====
> what does that even mean?
> also, is there a rationale? and a benefit? and ideas, how to?

We had a nice discussion on debian-private (the thread is named
"Volatile assets, Debian money and SPI"), so I didn't feel I needed to
have a long text explaining the rationale.

For those not on that list, the TL;DR would be: a kind donor gave Debian
stock (SPDR S&P 500 trust ETFs) and SPI has been holding on to it since

For multiple reasons, I believe such volatile assets should be sold as
soon as possible instead of holding on to it :)

As for "how to", that's up to TOs and their local law. If they don't
want to bother having a mechanism to sell non-fiat financial assets that
people give them, they can decide not to accept those kind of donations.


  ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁  Louis-Philippe Véronneau
  ⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋   pollo@debian.org / veronneau.org

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