Le 09/26/2011 10:21 PM, Christopher Hart a écrit :
> Hi from Montreal,
> I would like to help with incorporating FSFC as a non-profit and
> registering it for charitable status.
> After reading the archives I see there has been some talk about this
> years ago. I also see there was some back and forth about the
> constitution and mission.
> About whether there should be an organization at all: it's not obvious
> to me which charitable groups in Canada do anything like what the FSF
> does in the US. I saw a post on the list suggesting to go through
> Creative Commons Canada, but that may not be ideal
> As for specific initiatives, I think the first baby step is to get
> incorporated and registered to accept charitable donations. Do you
> think the incorporation documents and charitable status registration
> will require lots of details on the mission? I have only done this
> kind of thing for regular corporations which only need vague or high
> level constitutions.
> Either way, these seem to be administrative details. If anyone knows
> of significant roadblocks please let us know about them.
> Can we organize a meeting for introductions of active members and to
> figure out where to go next?
> Thanks! Eagerly,
Elsewhere in Canada a good start may be contacting the people that
participated in SFD 2011 and also the organizations I tried to get
interested in Software Freedom Day (check the "Invitations" link at the
I believe the current need in Canada is to properly federate and
organize, then coordinate those orgs and people that can help with FLOSS
advocacy, training, implementation, etc. In Quebec we got a head start,
but getting through other provinces will take probably take some time
(and lots of effort).
Last time something vaguely similar happened was Linux.ca and it's
pretty inactive/dead now.
I invited people in communities I am part of (FACIL, Ubuntu QC, my
social networks) to subscribe here this morning, hopefully others will come.