Liberating Software as Charity?

AJ ONeal coolaj86 at
Wed Dec 15 07:16:20 UTC 2010

I was thinking more along the lines of something like this:

I suggest that a free software organization of some sort produce some sort
of software.
I donate the money necessary to fund the development of said software.

I benefit from the donation, but so does everyone else.

Perhaps there is no such organization currently in place.

AJ ONeal

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Ben Finney <
bignose+hates-spam at <bignose%2Bhates-spam at>>wrote:

> AJ ONeal <coolaj86 at> writes:
> > Let's say that I would like pay someone to Open Source a closed-source
> > library or pay someone to develop an Open Source library and I'd also
> > like to be able to claim that on my taxes as a charitable
> > contribution.
> In general, a state will grant tax breaks for donations only if the
> recipient is a charitable organisation registered as such with that
> specific state.
> You would need to look into the available registered charities in your
> state. Which ones do you have that could accept your donation for this
> purpose?
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