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What is KDE e.V. for?

What is KDE e.V. for?

Posted Sep 16, 2004 15:36 UTC (Thu) by kogerler (guest, #19275)
Parent article: What is KDE e.V. for?

Maybe it is peripheral for many, but it should be pointed out that a "e.V." = "eingetragener Verein" in German law is a non-commercial legal entity (actually a legal person) that forms a popular framework for many interest groups in Germany, ranging from local sports teams to national charity entities.
These organizations significantly differ from U.S. 501(c) nonprofit organizations/corporations (such as the Gentoo Foundation) in that that they lack the tax exemption that 501(c)s can claim on their profits.

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e.V. means "registered organisation"

Posted Sep 16, 2004 18:44 UTC (Thu) by ber (subscriber, #2142) [Link]

e.V. standing for "eingetragener Verein" means "registered organisation".
Such an organisation can gain tax-except status (called "gemeinn├╝tzig"
for their donations. Then they are a non-profit in that they are
not allowed to make profit.

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