2008/11/25 Liam Wyatt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > On a more serious note: > What is the rules about donations received in australia being given to the > Foundation. I know that the law in Germany says this is not allowed and > therefore the German chapter uses their money to provide things like the > tool server. In other countries they are allowed to pass the money forward > and this is what they do - the money going into the Foundation's larger > collection. This will not affect us this year but it may do in the future. > What is the law/our rules?
There is nothing in our rules about it. I had a quick look at the Act <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/aia1981307/> and didn't see anything immediately obvious. Nonetheless, we are obviously not just a funnelling operation to forward donations to WMF. I don't think we have any plans to do this, so... Which countries (or chapters) do this? I am a bit surprised to hear of it. It sounds like rather an impairment to chapter independence. If in the future we join the WMF's fundraising campaign (like these chapters <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate/Chapters/en>) then we would, as it says, "invest 50% of the revenue raised during the course of the fundraiser in activities agreed upon with the Wikimedia Foundation, and 50% in local program activities." So WMF's suggested activity is still not going be "send your money to us", I suspect. Maybe it would be "pay a local developer's salary" (or maybe lunch money ;)). cheers Brianna -- They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: http://modernthings.org/ _______________________________________________ Wikimediaau-l mailing list Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l