interest in NPO registration? facts? has this been discussed b4?

Corey Burger corey.burger at
Mon Dec 4 04:25:44 UTC 2006

On 12/2/06, Dave Sullivan <dave at> wrote:
> I don't know if this discussion has come up in Ubuntu Canada, but it has
> surfaced a number of times since the conception of Ubuntu Toronto in
> September. I tend to discourage it, as I believe its not within the
> scope of a LoCo team to become a non-profit organization. I also think
> that it over-complicates things, especially since Ubuntu Toronto is
> still in its infancy.

The discussion have never been raised, likely because there is simply no need.

> If you/we want to create a separate entity that is dedicated to FOSS
> promotion and advocacy, that's another discussion, and frankly something
> I'd love to do.
> The separate entity could work hand-in-hand with the LoCo team to fund
> the projects and such. Perhaps this is something worth discussing?

If we are talking such an entity, it already exists, in the form of
CLUE. There is no need to duplicate such a resource.

> It also suggests that there be a central resource per country, and then
> sub-groups under that, which is exactly what we're doing in Canada. This
> allows us to not only focus on projects locally, but work together
> across the country to achieve the same goals.
> Hope this sheds some light on the situation.

One of my strong principles with Ubuntu Canada is not to duplicate any
exisiting resources. There are just so many things that need to be
done, that doing things other are doing is completely insane.



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