[Spambayes] Donation Question
tim.one at comcast.net
Tue Mar 23 21:18:30 EST 2004
> I have a question. I've been testing your software (SPAMBAYES) for
> almost a month and I'm planning to deploy it to about 70 workstations
> (Windows based). Your FREE software is going to help us a lot
Good! Glad to hear it.
> and I really want to make at least a little donation.
> One of the problems I have is that because all my money is
> State-Money, I can't donate money!
> I've talking to my boss and he agrees that we should help you
> ($$wise) in some way but we will need an invoice to be able to do
> something like that.
Well, the PSF is a public charity under US tax law, so donations are what we
really want. If we have to invoice you, I'm not sure it can count as a
donation on our end. We'd have to pay a tax lawyer to tell us. So unless
you intend to contribute more than a tax lawyer costs, you'll save us money
by not contributing <wink>.
> Have you ever have this "problem" in the past?
Not yet. You're welcome to use the software without sending money! Most
people do, and that's fine. Of course, if the people sitting at those 70
workstations appreciate it enough, they're welcome to contribute out of
their own pockets.
BTW, what helps an open project more than money is people contributing back
to the project in ways that benefit the next release directly: testing, bug
analysis, code, better docs, helping others with their questions & problems
on the mailing list(s). We rely on unpaid volunteers for everything in the
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