August 30, 2016
On 08/30/2016 08:36 AM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
> Andrei,
>
> This is splendid news for the purveying of the D Programming language.
>  The question is though: this covers the USA what about the Rest of the
> World?
>
> For the language itself it is almost irrelevant where the owning
> foundation is located as long as it is a charitable venture in its
> jusridiction of incorporation. However for financial issues, the
> jurisdiction is critical. Getting USA-wide charitable status is great,
> well-done on that, particularly in the context of the atitude of IRS to
> charitable foundations a couple of years ago. However the EU and other
> parts of the world will not be covered by this, and I am not sure there
> is any form of reciprocal arrangement.

Unless we have a sort of branch in other countries, I don't see what we can do here. -- Andrei


August 30, 2016
On Tue, 2016-08-30 at 10:25 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-
d-announce wrote:
[…]
> Unless we have a sort of branch in other countries, I don't see what
> we
> can do here. -- Andrei

Understood, but without a solution it means no-one outside the USA can contribute and have the D Foundation receive the tax benefit of a charitable gift. From what I can tell PSF has't bothered to solve this, it is a USA organisation for USA people. Also I think donations are in US$, which means non-US$ donors bear the conversion cost. Someone has to because the banks are not charities, but it is annoying that non US$ donations get "taxed" twice.

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August 30, 2016
On 08/30/2016 05:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Unless we have a sort of branch in other countries, I don't see what we can do here. -- Andrei

EU branch of D foundation would be interesting but I think it is much premature to think about that :)



August 31, 2016
On Monday, 29 August 2016 at 17:03:34 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> We're happy to report that the D Language Foundation is now a public charity operating under US Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The decision is retroactive to September 23, 2015.
>
> This has wide-ranging implications, the most important being that individuals and organizations may make tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Foundation. We will mull over defining donation and sponsorship packages in the near future. If interesting in donating spontaneously, feel free to reach out to us via email at foundation@dlang.org.
>
> Many thanks are due to the folks in this community who asked for and supported this initiative.
>

Fantastic! Congrats, nice work!
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