On Sat, 1 May 2004, David Neary wrote:

> Hi all,
> Myself and Dan Rogers will be meeting with someone from the GNOME
> Foundation this week with the intention of having greater
> co-operation with them on things like money.
> For the moment, I am working under the supposition that the best
> option available to us is to join the GNOME Foundation.
> The alternative is that Dan continue with the work involved in
> creating an independent GIMP Foundation.
> The short term effects of doing this would be that we wouldn't
> have any way to accept tax-deductible donations in the US for
> this year, and it is unlikely (given Dan's current availability)
> that the foundation would have cleared up all paperwork issues
> and elected a board before the end of the year.
> On the other hand, a partnership with the GNOME Foundation would
> give us federal tax exempt status in the US now. We could probably
> work out an arrangement where contributions made to the GIMP get
> used for GIMP events.
> Are there any people opposed to closer ties with the GNOME
> Foundation?

I don't see any reason why we can't do both: work closely with the GNOME
Foundation now, while the GIMP Foundation is getting off the ground, and
then continuing to work with them to some extent once the GIMP Foundation
is a reality.


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