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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Jan 3 09:27:13 UTC 2007

Oldak Quill wrote:

>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 tax-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.
Good point. Thanks.


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