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From: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wlt@...>
Subject: [Fwd: Re: What does the IRS Consider a Donation ?]
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:50:17 -0400
Below is an email from internal communications amongst board members
back in 2008. This was a private internal email. But I do not believe it
contains any sensitive or private information. Since others did not have
access to the information, I feel its in alls best interest for it to be
known.

It contains information regarding the SFLC and SPI. I will forward on
one more to this list. For reference and historic purposes only.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
> To: William L. Thomson Jr. <wltjr@g.o>, trustees@g.o
> Subject: Re: What does the IRS Consider a Donation ?
> Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 23:02:30 +0000
> 
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> 
> On Sun, 08 Jun 2008 18:31:39 -0400
> "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o> wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 2008-06-08 at 22:20 +0000, Ferris McCormick wrote:
> > >
> > > Yes.  If it were up to me and my own dream, I'd incorporate outside the
> > > US and the EU.  Like, I think, Ubuntu.
> > 
> > That's ideal but there is hardly interest in or a purpose for the one
> > atm. IMHO I would rather see us move to SPI before trying to setup
> > additional foundations and creating a bigger mess.
> > 
> > Related to the topic, I think regional foundations like that can help
> > wrt to tax deductible donations from abroad. Like regional donations,
> > accounted for regionally. Then once a quarter or etc all funds are
> > transferred to parent foundation.
> > 
> > But we are no where near ready for such things. If that's the direction
> > we do want to go. Then we seriously need to look at and work toward SPI.
> > 
> I've always favored that.  I understood they could not take us at this
> time and thus we went with what we had.
> 
> > SFLC is not likely to be an option in 08. If we might want to do it in
> > 09, we will need to get dialog with them ASAP. Much less them invite us,
> > and get additional funding to be able to take us on. SFLC is borderline
> > pipe dream. SPI is real and there when ever we wan to engage them.
> > 
> > -- 
> > William L. Thomson Jr.
> > amd64/Java/Trustees
> > Gentoo Foundation
> > 
> 
> Regards,
> Ferris
> - --
> Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o>
> Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Devrel, Userrel, Trustees)
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-- 
William L. Thomson Jr.
Obsidian-Studios, Inc.
http://www.obsidian-studios.com

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