ForestDragon wrote:hmmm... the thing is, the bfw is not a single person/company project, it's an open source community one, that means most of the work is done by volunteers, so you see where i am pointing at.
Flameslash wrote:ForestDragon wrote:hmmm... the thing is, the bfw is not a single person/company project, it's an open source community one, that means most of the work is done by volunteers, so you see where i am pointing at.
It's not all volunteer work. I think one of the portrait artists is paid?
If there ever is, I hope it is clear where the money is going. From this viewtopic.php?p=597651#p597651 , I didn't get the impression that was such a priority. Not that anyone was trying to pull a con, I think it was more "this is a can of worms I don't want to deal with, and I'm insulted that it's even an issue".Celtic_Minstrel wrote:Let me clarify that there is, at this time, no official way to donate money to Wesnoth. (The comment about the iOS port used to be true in the past as far as I know, but apparently is not true at the present time. I don't know the details.) Vultraz wants to set something up, I believe, but I don't know how long that would take, if it happens at all.
Since you have already researched this, I'll ask: How could Wesnoth be considered a "charity"? Programming education or art education, or something like that?Tad_Carlucci wrote:Larger projects though go for a 'foundation' such as the Apache Foundation. [...] Often, here in the US, these would be a "501C3" not-for-profit charitable organization. What that means is, once the 501c3 requirements have been met (they're not that hard, my mother did it for a small local art museum she helped found) donations by US taxpayers are deductible. [...]
The clubs look to be from a different part of the code (c7, not c3), and require memberships.iceiceice wrote:I don't know the laws that well, but out of the different sections of 501 c (3) law, I would look at "Social and Recreational Clubs".
That could solve the membership problem, I guess.Spixi wrote:Maybe it is possible to establish a foundation. In Germany, for example there exists a legal form named "Stiftung" which is similar to a nonprofit Limited (aka "gGmbH" in Germany), but has stronger regulations. It requires a clear foundation purpose, the approval of the federal state and the foundation capital must remain untouched. In contrast to a registered club ("eingetragener Verein") a Stiftung has no members (but it still has a director and may have other organs like a supervisory board) and it is subject to state supervision.
Hrm, as said there, maybe EFF could help, or at least advise.iceiceice wrote:It was mentioned on irc that incorporating as a nonprofit outside the US might be less difficult and expensive anyways. I don't know the details of that though. Relevant irclog date was August 08. https://www.wesnoth.org/irclogs/2016/08 ... -08-08.log
doofus-01 wrote:Since you have already researched this, I'll ask: How could Wesnoth be considered a "charity"? Programming education or art education, or something like that?
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