[nycbug-talk] Important about finances of FBSD
Tue Dec 21 18:04:21 EST 2004
On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 17:43:05 -0500, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2004, at 5:21 PM, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> > On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 16:56:01 -0500, George Georgalis
> > <george at galis.org> wrote:
> >> And I was all excited about putting in my 2 cents! But indeed it
> >> seems all that matters is $30,000 is raised by entities none of which
> >> making more than an $8,000 donation. number of donors doesn't seem to
> >> matter which is probably a broken rule of the irs, the org status is
> >> in jeopardy because of a few big spenders.... I wonder how much pull
> >> 25,000 one dollar separate donations would make? I bet a lot if it
> >> made
> >> it to court, so I suggest we submit our receipts to nycbug for
> >> accounting
> >> props and send donations independently.
> > Why can't people give whatever they think is fair and be done with it?
> > Why does this have to be turned into a telethon? We all have the
> > links needed to donate so why not leave it at that.
> Well, they should've brought this up sooner, cause raising 30k in less
> than two weeks almost requires a sort of telethon to get the
> information out to the right number of people.
> Even if they don't make it, I'm sure they would win the appeal. The
> real problem is just that the appeal process is probably a pain in the
> ass and will incur a lot of lawyer fees. Given their financial
> statement, they can certainly afford this, but the money is better
> spent on FreeBSD.
I am not arguing about getting the word out, that has been done. But
this focus on recognition instead of just do the right thing and move
on seem, well for want of a better word, childish. From past
experience people on this list have deep pockets and are not afraid to
use them. If you think something is the right thing to do then do it
and be done.
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