2009/3/25 Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de>: > Ross Walker wrote: >> How about forming a formal non-profit organization around CentOS with >> contributors. > > The question is "where". What counts as a non-profit in the US doesn't > automatically count as one in Europe, for example - that's why there is > a Fedora EMEA, too. Which really binds ressources - and the Fedora > community is large. Yes, one could to talk to them to see how they did > it, I know the people on their board. > >> If a movement like CentOS is going to survive it's going to have to >> grow and the only way it can grow is by solicitating donations then >> depending on the offered ones it recieves now. > > Do I smell a special interest group > <http://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup> here? Or another mailing list or IRC channel? If Ross is correct, and I hope he is correct, that Google, Amazon, large ISPs, etc., would donate $, wow. If they are using CentOS and they only contributed USD$1 for each server, imagine how much $ that would be for the CentOS project. :-) Obviously, more than one dollar per server is the goal.