hogwash!: [theforum] Donation Wall - last chance to comment

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Aug 23 17:52:26 CDT 2003

On Saturday, August 23, 2003, at 04:52  pm, William Anderson wrote:

> Lachlan Cannon wrote:
>> William Anderson wrote:
>>> I'm still of the opinion that evolt.org has not, does not and will 
>>> not exist to create a cash cow for people to profit from.  We've 
>>> discussing seeking official non-profit status for evolt.org in the 
>>> past, and I think there's merit in revisiting that at some point in 
>>> the future.
>> That said, *if* and it's a big if I know, evolt had enough money in 
>> the future, it'd be nice if it was able to pay some of the big 
>> contributors (eg, Dean) back for the amount of work they put in, 
>> whether it be monetarily or just something like an Amazon $200 gift 
>> certificate as a way of saying thanks.
> That's rewarding valourous contributions above and beyond, not 
> profiting, so if that situation comes about, fantastico.

I don't disagree, but gifts to trustees of 'significant' 
(interpretable, I know) value get you in very large trouble with tax 
authorities. Token gifts are great. Ones of actual value, not.

It's a bugger, but it's there.


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