Posted Apr 7, 2006 3:22 UTC (Fri) by wtogami
In reply to: Different Reason
Parent article: The end of the Fedora Foundation
As Max stated, 501(c)6 was too infeasible because of things like:
- This doesn't really gain us anything that Red Hat the company cannot do.
- It would incur significantly more costs in accounting and legal.
- People cannot contribute money and have a tax deduction.
If I understand the situation correctly, 501(c)6 is usually benefitial as a consortium between companies. Fedora Project is not a community of companies, but a community of people, so this makes it very unattractive given the other costs and lack of benefits.
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