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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 13:21:01 -0700
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Snuffelluffogus <> writes:
> Russ Allbery <> wrote:

>> 67% of the FSF budget comes from individual contributions according to
>> their home page (and I don't see any reason to doubt that; it's
>> publically verifiable information for a non-profit organization in the
>> US, I believe).

> I've seen their publicly available IRS tax forms, which do not specify
> at all who their contributors are.

It's possible; I'm not intimately familiar with the details of US
non-profit tax law.  I'm doubtful, but I don't know enough to debate the
point with you.  Perhaps someone else does.

> You are blinded by faith.

It's called trust, not faith.  The difference is that trust is earned on
the basis of prior actions and consistent conduct.  For example, if I
believed what you're saying, *that* would be faith.

Russ Allbery (             <>

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