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LibreOffice Raises €10000 for Foundation in One Day

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The Document Foundation announced their intention of becoming a legal non-profit foundation to allow it to accept donations and financial assistance as well as pay employees and rent without having to suffer the tax liabilities levied upon businesses. Since startup capital is required, they began asking for donations to reach their goal. And so far, so good.

The plan to form a legal foundation was mentioned a while back but not widely announced until February 16. By that time a donation mechanism was instituted and outlined on The Document Foundation Blog. Florian Effenberger, founding member of The Document Foundation, said they've decide to apply in Germany where €50,000 in startup funds are considered necessary.

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So we go from evil Oracle with OpenOffice to greedy morons with LibreOffice?

$68K to start a foundation? WTF? Germany is the WORSE place to be. Germans love all their red tape, useless bureaucracy, and senseless laws.

They should have picked Hong Kong, for $40USD and a 12pack you can be a bullet proof corporation with practically NO outside influence or restrictions.

Open Source will always be doomed when they let code monkeys play business suit, or marketing, or graphic designer, or management, or pretty much anything except programming.

Forgot you coffé?

I don't know what to say, but that was one of your worse contributions to the comment section.

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