Subject: Re: How to help NetBSD help you.
To: Oliver Egginger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Timo Schoeler <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/2005 14:04:43
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 13:19:53 +0200
Oliver Egginger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Is there an account for donations?
> (Sorry, I couldn't follow the whole discussion. Maybe my question was
> already answered.)
sorry for top posting:
http://netbsd.org/ left sided benath 'meta information' there's a Paypal button ;)
> Am Mittwoch, den 22.06.2005, 13:48 +0300 schrieb Jukka Marin:
> > On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 11:47:54AM +0200, Lars-Johan Liman wrote:
> > > In addition to the Paypal discussions ...
> > >
> > > In the discussion I see no traces of business efforts. I run a very
> > > small (< 1 FTE ;-) company. I rely on NetBSD for mission critical
> > > services. I would gladly contribute to the continuing development of
> > > NetBSD, but the easiest way (by far!) for my company to do so is not
> > > through "donations" but through regular invoices. My auditor would
> > > have no problems what so ever with an invoice for 3 server licences
> > > for a "strange" operating system (he knows I'm a geek ;-), or for 3
> > > CDs with software - even if it's paid by credit card (as long as the
> > > receiving part reported on the credit card statement is the same as
> > > the one issuing the invoice), but a "donation" without accompanying
> > > documents that motivate what the donation is _for_, is very hard to
> > > get away with.
> > >
> > > The alternative is that I, as a private person, donate. That would
> > > have to be using taxed money, and in Sweden, that is a _SCARCE_
> > > resource ... ;-) (Donations are not deductible in Sweden, and the tax
> > > system is ... err ... don't get me going, nice and easy, ... let's
> > > just say "complicated". ;-)
> > We have exactly the same problem in Finland. We (as a small company)
> > can NOT donate money to NetBSD foundation, but we could pay an invoice.
> > -jm
> Oliver Egginger
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> Mail: Oliver.Egginger@dvz.fh-giessen.de
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