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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OOo Monetary Donations
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 23:35:04 GMT
http://www.teamopenoffice.de/

I believe it is at the disposal of the Community Council, so probably Louis
could give a more complete answer.

S.


On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 12:24 AM, Andrew Rist <andrew.rist@oracle.com> wrote:

> to a foundation independent of Oracle: Team OpenOffice.org e.V.
> searching for a more complete answer
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> On 6/8/2011 4:19 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>
>> On Jun 8, 2011, at 4:31 PM, Dave Fisher wrote:
>>
>>  I started looking around at the OOo website.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure if now is the time to bring this up, but at
>>> http://contributing.openoffice.org/donate.html there is a solicitation
>>> for funds via three processes.
>>>
>>> Here's what the page says:
>>>
>>>  Your donation will go directly towards helping this project. Some of the
>>>> ways in which your funds might be used include:
>>>>        • Hiring independent developers to work with OpenOffice.org.
>>>>        • Paying for participation at trade shows and conferences.
>>>>        • Paying for organization and staff at annual OpenOffice.org
>>>> Conference, OOoCon.
>>>>        • Marketing banners, collateral, CDs and brochures.
>>>> Please discuss the tax benefits of donating with your accountant.
>>>> You can make a donation to our primary treasury, Team OpenOffice.org,
>>>> e.V. via PayPal or credit card or use bank transfer.
>>>> Or, if you prefer to donate US dolars (USD) via credit card, cheque or
>>>> money order, you can use use Software In the Public Interest, Inc. (SPI),
>>>> and simply identify the recipient project, OpenOffice.org, where indicataed
>>>> in the instructions SPI provides: SPI Donations for OpenOffice.org . (SPI
>>>> does not accept PayPal or wire transfers.)
>>>>
>>>>  Clearly there ought to be changes to the page and process when/if the
>>> podling happens. This is probably at the ASF Board level... certainly the
>>> "hiring developers" part doesn't fit...
>>>
>>>  btw, where do those funds go now?? I'm guessing some sort of
>> escrow account held by Oracle?
>>
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