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As was discussed at Gimp Con 2003 (and before, frankly) I am in the process of incorporating "The GIMP Foundation" as a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the gimp.
As this point, nothing (including the name) is set in stone. I have a legal clinic doing some research to help inform me about how to form the corporation and my (and its) legal responsibilities. This service is free, but limited. I will need to seek the advice of some other attorney (of which I have a list of about two potentially helpful lawyers) to anything TGF needs in the future.
What I am working on, though, is what to do with TGF. What I want from everyone else is two things: ideas about what to do with TGF and questions anyone may have about TGF. I want make sure that these things have time get discussed with the lawyer and to try to help keep our community more informed of these matters.
So please, if anyone has any questions about how TGF will work and what you would like to see it do, send them to me. I will work on providing answers.
Here are some of the ideas I am currently mulling over regarding TGF:
Selling t-shirts, coffee cups, lapel pins, posters, etc. Selling printed manuals. Selling GPL complient binary and source disributions on cd. Selling and paying people to go train and give presentations on the GIMP. Public and private grants. (someone (like me) will need to apply for these) Tax deductable donations. buying hardware (computers, tablets, scanners, colorimeters). full color magazine ads free training sessions office space accounting legal expenses staff paying programmers, web designers, tech writers constructing a build farm (this would help both developers and in making a cd distribution).
Also, if anyone would like to me more directly involved with TGF, just email me at [EMAIL PROTECTED] and let me know how. I am sure we can find a role you'd be happy with.
- -- Dan [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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