[Foundation-l] [ANNOUNCEMENT] Greenspan illustration project

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 04:51:38 UTC 2007

On 03/11/2007, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> But the comment you take exception to isn't like that. Saying "this
> may cost ten times as much to administer as it seems for reasons X Y
> and Z, I can't tell if this has been dealt with or not, I really
> suggest you look into this before going ahead" is not micromanagement;
> it's advice, and it's exactly the sort of advice this list is useful
> for.
> (The answer may indeed be "we've looked into it, it's fine", or "we're
> willing to live with it for now". But it's never a bad idea to ask,
> because sometimes the answer is "oh, damn")

Well said. :)

I guess there are a few different ways that the payments could be
structured, that will have different effects on how much red tape and
administration is required. It is intended that non-US citizens will
be able to participate. Part of the experimental nature of this
project may well be finding the best way to manage the payments. The
topic of tax didn't come up in my discussions, but that's not
surprising. WMF has accountants and lawyers and other consultants...
the specifics are not all worked out down to the last detail, but
naturally they will be considered.


They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:

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