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Re: Donation to GNU Octave

From: Thomas Weber
Subject: Re: Donation to GNU Octave
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 20:13:13 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 03:24:38PM +0100, Ismael Núñez-Riboni wrote:
> >the tax deductibility of donations to FSFE is directly based on the rule
> >that FSFE has to use all of these donations directly within FSFE. It is
> >not possible to simply forward money to other organisations, especially
> >not to organisations not approved as charitable in Germany.
> Yes, I got the same answer from the same person. I will try to do
> what he suggests (which was also what Thomas Weber suggested me),
> i.e.
> >to offer a support contract, an
> >improvement in function, or any other service related to GNU Octave that
> >can easily be declared as a business spending.
> This might take, however, a very long time, because (I'm guessing
> only) a lot of people will be involved in authorizing such support
> contract, I guess perhaps a year of bureaucracy... 

You are not looking for a conulting contract. You are looking for an
invoice. Said invoice might even be for a license to Octave.


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