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Re: Donation to GNU Octave

From: Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
Subject: Re: Donation to GNU Octave
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 14:16:32 -0500

On 9 February 2012 14:13, Thomas Weber <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

There has been more than one German that requested we give them
something like this. How can Octave provide an invoice for the GPL? Do
we need to be registered under German law as some sort of
organisation? Do you have any idea whom to ask?

- Jordi G. H.

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