Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Corey Shields <cshields@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] CDs and t-shirts
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 13:44:14
Message-Id: 200404170846.21998.cshields@indiana.edu
In Reply to: [gentoo-nfp] CDs and t-shirts by Daniel Robbins
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On Friday 16 April 2004 09:56 pm, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> It's hard to make extremely huge profits selling CDs of free software (and > soon, t-shirts.) I don't think you may realize that having a NFP allows for > much more funding potential than a basic CD/t-shirt business. The > difference in potential is very much in favor of the NFP.
I would argue with this. Like I mentioned before, a NFP allows for a lot more than just a CD/t-shirt business. There are grants and such out there along with the possibility of sales. Take the hospital that our son was born in back in January, was a not for profit hospital, and they do a HECK of a lot more than CD's and T-shirts. :) (and NFP does not make them any cheaper either) The difference that the NFP status allows them is that they are able to charge the same but instead of continually "turning a profit", they are reinvesting that money into the hospital itself. Same idea here, we are not trying to turn a continual profit and please our investors (ala RedHat), but the idea is to take the moneys and resources and invest them back into Gentoo itself. I would just like to see more of a positive attitude towards the NFP as far as finances go, as opposed to the idea that NFP means "no money". Cheers! - -- Corey Shields - IU Unix Systems Support Group http://ussg.iu.edu/~cshields My PGP/GPG public encryption key is at: http://www.ussg.iu.edu/~cshields/cshields_pub_key.asc GPG fingerprint: 78A8 E5EB E455 0A90 F392 59BC A6AF F8A3 A304 1453 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFAgTUspq/4o6MEFFMRAmpSAJ9UCzdgFQHCIZ6gjrc6YcEm72IybQCdE+TR 7lzH7JObuF2IonR38M1c0lU= =X3l4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-nfp@g.o mailing list

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RE: [gentoo-nfp] CDs and t-shirts Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>