[Chicago] Open Source Time Donation?

Brady Cox bradyc at google.com
Thu Sep 6 18:35:08 CEST 2007

Yeah, I don't think Open Source Software is exactly the same thing as a
charitable organization... although I've been wrong before.  I guess it
depends on if the project managers have worked the system and set it up as
one or not.

I'm pretty sure it's not that easy though, otherwise I'd have set up my own
college fund years ago... damn... that's a great idea.  Why couldn't I have
come up with that seven years ago?

On 9/6/07, Ted Pollari <tcp at mac.com> wrote:
> On Sep 6, 2007, at 9:22 AM, Chris McAvoy wrote:
> > This is a pretty off hand question, but the Django sprint made me
> > think of it...is there any precedent for writing off employee time
> > contributed to an open source project as a tax thing?
> >
> > So, if my company agrees to let me work on the sprint for a day, can
> > they write that off?
> >
> > Just wondering...
> >
> > Chris
> Hmm.. if the organization you're donating time to is a non-profit, I
> think it'd be an easy sell, but otherwise, I don't think so...but I'm
> nowhere near an expert.
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