> Why not just have Gentoo NFP employ you in your cd-burning,
> t-shirt-printing capacity, and have the NFP pay you a wage..?
Eventually, I think it would be great for the NFP to run the Store, and pay
someone a wage to fulfill t-shirt and CD orders.
Why I'm not arranging that now is because it adds a lot more complexity
(especially for me personally) to the NFP transition, which I'm
intentionally trying to keep as simple as possible. Like I said, if anyone
is interested in making a serious commitment to actually running the Store
under the NFP, I'm willing to eventually transfer it to the NFP. Since I'm
not planning to make a career out of CD and t-shirt sales, I'd rather not
take the time and expense to make some kind of arrangment between the NFP
and me right now. But let's get the NFP set up first.
Until we (me/NFP) are ready to make a Store transition, I will continue
running the Store, and the simplest way to do this is to just allow things
to continue as they have. What I expect will happen is that the NFP will
find much better sources of funding, and then they really won't be
interested in the store. Then maybe some Gentoo developers can take it over,
or run it for the NFP when I have something else to move on to.
The Store needs to continue running to pay about $7-$10K USD of upcoming
legal costs. It will pay for the NFP's initial legal expenses as well as all
expenses associated with its application for 501(c)(6) status.
I'm looking to get the NFP set up next week if possible. It will take about
six months to receive 501(c)(6) status from the time it is applied for.
Hope that helps,
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