[Foundation-l] what do we do in the event the Foundation fails? - Re: Pol...

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 22:05:33 UTC 2007

On 18/04/07, daniwo59 at aol.com <daniwo59 at aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 4/18/2007 5:45:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> notafishz at gmail.com writes:

>> There are eight chapters  to this day, going on 10 to 12 in the next
>> few months, in 8 (10 to 12)  countries of the world.
>> Tis gonna take a lot of resources to put down  every Wikimedia
>> organisation  one.after.the.other.

> Legal question. Can a DSO for a 501 c 3 be an overseas organization?

Probably not!

Even for a de facto successor organisation (i.e., a successful fork),
some countries are better than others. The UK is *horrible* - I would
never want to run a wiki hosted here. NL is pretty good, actually,
even if hosting fees are horrible. Etc.

- d.

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