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Re: Updating USB stack from FBSD 8.x and others

From: elekktretterr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 09:06:09 +1100 (EST)

> I don't know if non-profit would help us here - people would have to pay
> money to the non-profit entity, which would then hire someone (Alexander)
> to do the work.  Once money gets involved with an official organization,
> the processes have to be very clear and very fair.  We'd probably need to
> move to a grant application process like what the FreeBSD Foundation does
> now.
> We're fine with this informal volunteer process we have now, as a way to
> move money between individuals.  I've seen open source non-profits end up
> with problems because money gets awarded to individual developers in a
> not-too-clear way and other developers get hurt, emotionally and
> financially.

I know what you mean, but being able to use such contributions for tax
deductions would surely encourage more people to contribute.


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