On Mon, 2010-12-20 at 17:52 +0100, Charles-H. Schulz wrote:
The Steering Committee would like to provide you an update regarding
the status of the establishment of our Foundation.
We have spent quite some time evaluating the legal, fiscal, financial
and practical options that were available to us. Assessing these took
us considerable efforts and the involvement of lawyers we would like to
We finally came to the following decision. We will incorporate a
Foundation in Germany (called "Stiftung" in German) in early 2011. A
german foundation will provide us with many advantages of various
kinds, among them, 100% tax-deductible donations.
Hello Charles, et al.
"100% tax-deductible donations."
Just to be clear here, you mean that donations to this foundation will
be deductible by the individual making the donation?
The foundation will incur no tax-liability by receiving monetary
In order to incorporate there we will however need some initial capital
and resources (around fifty thousand (50,000) Euros). If we do not
manage to collect this sum in a reasonable amount of time, we will
switch to our second best option and incorporate a charity in the
United Kingdom, which is much cheaper.
Could you put some sort of time-frame to "reasonable"?
[just your folks thoughts on what reasonable is here]
We will of course keep you updated. Meanwhile, the donations to the
German OOoDEV association are still accepted and much welcome !
The last days of 2010 will be busy with Season's Holidays as well as
the release of LibreOffice 3.3 and the LibreOffice website.
Until 2011, we wish you all the best for the New Year.
Thanks to all the SC members for their efforts here.
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