Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-13 Thread Chema Casanova
El lun, 12-03-2012 a las 17:02 +0100, Rodrigo Moya escribió: On Fri, 2012-03-09 at 14:36 -0600, Brian Cameron wrote: Are any of GNOME's 3 sister organizations that have bank accounts in Europe a tax free charity currently? If not, then are we in a position to meet requirements and set one

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-13 Thread Gil Forcada
El dt 13 de 03 de 2012 a les 17:26 +0100, en/na Chema Casanova va escriure: El lun, 12-03-2012 a las 17:02 +0100, Rodrigo Moya escribió: On Fri, 2012-03-09 at 14:36 -0600, Brian Cameron wrote: Are any of GNOME's 3 sister organizations that have bank accounts in Europe a tax free charity

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, On 03/11/2012 04:30 PM, Baptiste Mille-Mathias wrote: 2012/3/10 Germán Póo-Caamañog...@gnome.org: Does this make sense? It might need necessary to figure out the way to do it properly (I think that is what Baptiste is trying to figure out). Otherwise, for the tax office this sort of

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Rodrigo Moya
On Fri, 2012-03-09 at 14:36 -0600, Brian Cameron wrote: Are any of GNOME's 3 sister organizations that have bank accounts in Europe a tax free charity currently? If not, then are we in a position to meet requirements and set one up? GNOME Hispano is, and AFAIR has been used to get money for

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Bastien Nocera
Em Mon, 2012-03-12 às 12:16 +0100, Dave Neary escreveu: Hi, On 03/11/2012 04:30 PM, Baptiste Mille-Mathias wrote: 2012/3/10 Germán Póo-Caamañog...@gnome.org: Does this make sense? It might need necessary to figure out the way to do it properly (I think that is what Baptiste is

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Bastien Nocera
Em Sat, 2012-03-10 às 13:21 +0200, Luc Pionchon escreveu: snip What administrative hassle are you taking about concretely? http://www.interieur.gouv.fr/sections/a_votre_service/vos_demarches/association-utilite-publique/arup/downloadFile/attachedFile_5/pieces_demande_de_rup0206.pdf

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, If all you want is a Euro account, most banks in the US can do that. But if you want an account in Europe, you need a European subsidiary. The easiest thing would be to talk to gnome fr or hispano bank rep and see what they say about passing money over and back. Cheers, Dave. Bastien

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Stormy Peters
The US banks with euro accounts all had high wire transfer fees. I believe the problem is more the fees than the type of currency. (There are also exchange rates, but I don't think that's the main issue.) Stormy On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Dave Neary dne...@free.fr wrote: Hi, If all you

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-12 Thread Luc Pionchon
Hi, 2012/3/12 Bastien Nocera had...@hadess.net: Em Sat, 2012-03-10 às 13:21 +0200, Luc Pionchon escreveu: snip What administrative hassle are you taking about concretely?

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-10 Thread Luc Pionchon
On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 09:41, Frederic Crozat f...@crozat.net wrote: Le 9 mars 2012 23:51, Luc Pionchon pionchon@gmail.com a écrit : On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 22:36, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com wrote: Are any of GNOME's 3 sister organizations that have bank accounts in

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-10 Thread Maciej Marcin Piechotka
On Fri, 2012-03-09 at 11:15 +0100, Alexander van Loon wrote: Hello, Recently I noticed the fundraiser for GNOME Accessibility. Even though I personally have no interest in accessibility features whatsoever, I'm quite satisfied with GNOME nowadays so I decided to donate something too. The

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-10 Thread Dodji Seketeli
Luc Pionchon pionchon@gmail.com a écrit: An association d'intérêt général is enough, which GNOME-FR qualify. I can check the details. Yes it is enough[1]. But even that would require us to go through quite some administrative hassle that we are not prepared for at the moment. We could

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-10 Thread Luc Pionchon
On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 13:11, Dodji Seketeli do...@seketeli.org wrote: Luc Pionchon pionchon@gmail.com a écrit: An association d'intérêt général is enough, which GNOME-FR qualify. I can check the details. Yes it is enough[1].  But even that would require us to go through quite some

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-10 Thread Frederic Muller
On 03/10/2012 03:41 PM, Frederic Crozat wrote: Le 9 mars 2012 23:51, Luc Pionchon pionchon@gmail.com mailto:pionchon@gmail.com a écrit : On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 22:36, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com mailto:brian.came...@oracle.com wrote: Are any of GNOME's 3 sister

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-10 Thread Alexander van Loon
On Sat, 2012-03-10 at 21:48 +0800, Frederic Muller wrote: On 03/10/2012 03:41 PM, Frederic Crozat wrote: Le 9 mars 2012 23:51, Luc Pionchon pionchon@gmail.com mailto:pionchon@gmail.com a écrit : On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 22:36, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-10 Thread Germán Póo-Caamaño
On Sat, 2012-03-10 at 21:48 +0800, Frederic Muller wrote: On 03/10/2012 03:41 PM, Frederic Crozat wrote: Le 9 mars 2012 23:51, Luc Pionchon pionchon@gmail.com mailto:pionchon@gmail.com a écrit : On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 22:36, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-09 Thread Bastien Nocera
Hello Alexander, Em Fri, 2012-03-09 às 11:15 +0100, Alexander van Loon escreveu: Hello, snip Not only does my Dutch bank require an IBAN-number for foreign bank transfers – which the fundraiser page does not provide – the cost for a transfer to the USA is prohibitive. My bank charges € 5

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-09 Thread Andy Wingo
On Fri 09 Mar 2012 11:39, Bastien Nocera had...@hadess.net writes: The GNOME Foundation is a US not-for-profit entity. We do not have any legal existence in the EU or the EEA, and thus cannot hold a bank account in the EU. I wonder if setting up a GNOME Foundation.eu wouldn't be a bad idea.

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-09 Thread Dave Neary
Hi, GNOME has at least 3 sister organisations, with bank accounts, in the EU: GNOME Hispanic, GNOME-fr and GNOME Deutschland eV. Why not create some kind of official relationship with one or more of them? Dave. Andy Wingo wi...@pobox.com wrote: On Fri 09 Mar 2012 11:39, Bastien Nocera

GNOME Deutchland e.V. [Was: Re: European bank account for donations]

2012-03-09 Thread Chris Kühl
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Dave Neary dne...@free.fr wrote: Hi, GNOME has at least 3 sister organisations, with bank accounts, in the EU: GNOME Hispanic, GNOME-fr and GNOME Deutschland eV. Why not create some kind of official relationship with one or more of them? Looking at the

Re: GNOME Deutchland e.V. [Was: Re: European bank account for donations]

2012-03-09 Thread Karen Sandler
On Fri, March 9, 2012 7:30 am, Chris Kühl wrote: On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM, Dave Neary dne...@free.fr wrote: Hi, GNOME has at least 3 sister organisations, with bank accounts, in the EU: GNOME Hispanic, GNOME-fr and GNOME Deutschland eV. Why not create some kind of official

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-09 Thread Joaquim Rocha
On 03/09/2012 12:27 PM, Dave Neary wrote: GNOME has at least 3 sister organisations, with bank accounts, in the EU: GNOME Hispanic, GNOME-fr and GNOME Deutschland eV. It's actually GNOME Hispano. Why not create some kind of official relationship with one or more of them? I think this is a

Re: GNOME Deutchland e.V. [Was: Re: European bank account for donations]

2012-03-09 Thread Tobias Mueller
Heya, I remember a similar discussion some time ago, but can't search the archives atm. On 09.03.2012 13:30, Chris Kühl wrote: Does the GNOME e.V. even exist any longer? It never existed, i.e. it never was a e.V. (which is able to give tax deductible invoices). In the thread I remember Murray

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-09 Thread Luc Pionchon
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 22:36, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com wrote: Are any of GNOME's 3 sister organizations that have bank accounts in Europe a tax free charity currently? About French associations tax law, in a nutshell: GNOME-FR is a non-profit organization, so called association

Re: European bank account for donations

2012-03-09 Thread Frederic Crozat
Le 9 mars 2012 23:51, Luc Pionchon pionchon@gmail.com a écrit : On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 22:36, Brian Cameron brian.came...@oracle.com wrote: Are any of GNOME's 3 sister organizations that have bank accounts in Europe a tax free charity currently? About French associations tax law, in