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

Oldak Quill oldakquill at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 23:44:01 UTC 2007

On 02/01/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Not having followed this thread carefully, I didn't notice a little
> problem before.
> The phrase "nonprofit charity" is weird.  All charities are non-profits,
> but not all non-profits are charities.  Charities are a subset of
> non-profits, but the wording suggests the contrary.  "Charitable
> non-profit" would be more correct, even if it does sound a little awkward.
> Perhaps rewording the clause to "a non-profit organisation registered as
> a US ax-deductible 501(c)(3) charity." would avoid that problem.

Yeah, I don't think "charitable non-profit" sounds very good. To the
reader who isn't that familiar with charity law, charitable non-profit
sounds like an organisation that is charitable [as a comparison,
McDonald's giving $15 to a school  - charitable corporation] rather
than a charity proper.

Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)

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