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Simon Brouwer wrote on 2011-06-09 13.12:
But is it even "just" a legally established foundation? AFAIK, TDF unto
this day does not exist as a legal entity.

that's correct. However, keep in mind, the legal entity behind TDF, until it exists, is the German association, which is also approved for charitable purposes and donations to it are tux-deductible. In addition, due to this status, we are also bound by law and statutes, so the legal backing in fact does not differ too much from a "real" foundation.

Sorry for being so touchy about this, but the last days, I got the impression that people tend to think we have no legal backing at all or would be very instable, which is not true.

So, yes, we are no foundation yet, but nontheless have a stable backing that has been existing since September 2004.


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