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From: Corey Shields <cshields@...>
Subject: Re: CDs and t-shirts
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 08:46:20 -0500
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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".


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