[Foundation-l] [Wikipedia-l] [Wmfcc-l] News flash: WMF is a charity!

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 16:28:05 UTC 2007

On 02/01/07, Luiz Augusto <lugusto at gmail.com> wrote:

> To avoid generating a nonsense phrase in Portuguese language, I've changed
> the word sequence in the translation made for the Portuguese Wikisource.
> This is displayed as " Wikisource é uma marca comercial da Wikimedia
> Foundation, Inc <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/>., uma
> 501(c)(3)<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501%28c%29>
> beneficiente <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charitable_organization>, dedutível
> de impostos <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Deductibility_of_donations>e
> sem
> fins-lucrativos <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-profit_organization>."
> ("charity, tax-deductible and nonprofit" instead of "tax-deductible
> nonprofit charity"). I don't know if this is wrong or right for the
> desirable effect on inseting this in the [[MediaWiki:Copyright]].

As long as it makes sense, gets the idea across and is legally
correct. (I've heard no shouting so far, and it's 11:27am in Florida
as I write this ...)

Note that "501(c)(3)" refers to a paragraph in the US Internal Revenue
Code, which is why I referred to "US" in the en:wp version.

- d.

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