[Chicago] Open Source Time Donation?

Ted Pollari tcp at mac.com
Thu Sep 6 19:11:04 CEST 2007

On Sep 6, 2007, at 9:35 AM, Brady Cox wrote:

> 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.

It's an interesting idea though -- setting up Open Source projects as  
non-profit corps and selling companies on contributing coding time as  
a tax deduction.  I have no clue how easy it is to setup a non- 
profit, but I gotta believe that if you had an open source minded  
attorney something could be done easily/cheaply and hence be done for  
more projects.  If that was made as a central selling point, I gotta  
believe that some companies would be more keen on giving person-time  
(not to mention capital support) to OS projects.

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