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Hi Florian,

if i am not mistaken doesn't TDF need to register for a European NPO entity form, in order to cover all of the EU (including malta) when i tried to do that to raise funds for my community i was shut down by the local law wanting at least 10 people as board members... and 20 for the eu, is the same in germany in order to register a NPO/NGO?

Which also leave me to conclude about the territorial laws on both legalisation on NPO/NGO, Copyright as so on... its a long and tewisted process in each country and done so for money hungry government officials and layers...


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-----Original Message----- From: webmaster for Kracked Press Productions
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-website] offsite website backup

On 08/03/2011 01:31 PM, Florian Effenberger wrote:

Jonathan Aquilina wrote on 2011-08-03 10:12:
Not to worry. The problem through us is hefty electricity fees :(

no problem.

Florian would you like me to put ya in contact wiht someone from sales
so you can get a quote?

Thanks a lot - not for the moment. I guess we should talk about world-wide servers when the Foundation indeed exists as legal entity.


The foundation is not a legal entity yet?  The paperwork must be
"complex" or just having to deal with "regulation happy" and "paperwork
happy" governments.

I know one local not-for-profit group that chartered a certain way that
they did not know until too late that they were very limited in ways to
raise funds.  They had a fund raiser written up in the papers and the
State Tax people sent the group a nasty note telling them they broke
several laws/regulations for non-profit fund raising and the fines were
going to take most of the money raised away from them.  The current
President was the co-founder and he just passed the buck to the
Treasurer to fix the problem, when it was the President who started the
fund raiser and the board of directors found out about it by reading the
same article the government officials read.

So, the foundation charter/entity paperwork really needs to be done
carefully and thereby needing lawyer who will know all the hidden
regulations.  When I created Kracked Press Productions [no longer doing
that work anymore and closed it down, mostly] the lawyer fees were high
to protect me and mine from regulatory and legal issues.

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