> From: Geoffrey Broadwell [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:20 PM
> On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 18:45 -0500, Joshua Gatcomb wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:23 PM, chromatic <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > 2.  Allow people to choose where their money will go (if that's what
> they
> > want to do)
> Someone earlier in this thread mentioned that this can't be done
> directly because of rules surrounding TPF's non-profit status.  Someone
> else pointed out the problems with TPF officers benefitting directly
> from the donations, even though some of the current and former TPF
> officers would be great candidates for support.
> Which made me think ... wasn't this why Mozilla created a corporation?
> Personally, I think it's ridiculous that a non-profit can't be an
> umbrella facilitator for directed donations (if that is in fact the
> case).  But if that is really the way of things, can TPF go the Mozilla
> route to break the logjam?

Or could we even just go to that Mozilla corporation?

Given that Mozilla is a Perl 6 supporter, would they be willing to handle
earmarked Perl 6 donations in lieu of TPF (for a limited time, say 2 years)?

Their major name recognition as a solid entity could be very helpful in
attracting major donations prior to Perl 6's first production release.

Best regards,
Conrad Schneiker


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