LibreOffice Raises 10000 Euros for Foundation in One Day

“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. That’s
where the community comes in. They need help raising that sum.”

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