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On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 21:26 -0700, Doug Bash wrote:

--- On Fri, 10/1/10, Andre Schnabel <> wrote:

From: Andre Schnabel <>
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] [Legalese] "Foundation" or "Group"?
Date: Friday, October 1, 2010, 6:25 AM


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Von: Gianluca Turconi <>

Should Germany be the chosen country in order to register the foundation
or is that point a work in progress too?

It's in progress. 

We (speaking of Deutschland e.V. in this case) are happy
to be the interim backing for the Foundation activities - but it is not
our intention to "become the Foundation".

Regarding the country - there are several things to be considered, like
strength of community (which is very good in France, Italy, Germany), local
law (esp. regarding taxes) ... 

We are currently working on more detailed plans - but we thougt, it was 
quite unfair to set up a Foundation and tell everyone "that's it".

Hi all; 

Thanks for beginning this undertaking. The user community is undoubtedly st
rongest in Europe, as Andre notes, but if this can be structured so that in
tegration with an American non-profit is somehow possible it will certainly
 help overall growth. Open software adoption by library systems and other g
overnmental entities  here, especially at a time of severe budgetary pres
sures, is being discussed in many venues and it is much easier to propose o
pen alternatives if representing some actual Entity rather than merely a Go
od Idea.

Doug Bash

Hi Doug,

Agreed - and to put it simply, then let's start the process of starting
such an organization.

Isn't really, in the end, just that simple. *smile*

Doesn't need to be the organization, just the US organization.




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