[Haskell-cafe] Offer to mirror Hackage
wren ng thornton
wren at freegeek.org
Mon Dec 6 00:00:39 CET 2010
On 12/5/10 11:23 AM, Ketil Malde wrote:
> Florian Lengyel<florian.lengyel at gmail.com> writes:
>> Why is there even any consideration of some committee if someone wants to
>> mirror the Hackage site? Why not mirror the site?
> Alright, Mr. Wiseguy," she said, "if you're so clever, you tell us
> what colour it should be."
> We can either let Dan set up a mirror, and add it to the haskell.org DNS
> (or just let it live at a different address), and have a mirror up in a
> couple of hours -- or we can set up 501(c)(3)s (whatever they are),
> decide on a payment service, write bylaws, hire lawyers etc. All in the
> name of "not-dealing-with-this-shit"¹?
"Or"? There's no need to be exclusive. Fact is that haskell.org has some
money and needs to deal with that, so incorporating is just a matter of
time. But that doesn't preclude folks setting up mirrors or doing
anything non-money related. All one needs to do is convince the DNS
owners to add your IP# to their entry.
501(c)(3) is the legal term for a class of US organizations more
typically known as "non-profit organizations". By incorporating as a
501(c)(3) you get the benefits and responsibilities of being a
government-recognized organization (e.g., rights to use a company name
and prevent others from using it, certain kinds of indemnification
against legal action, ability to act as a legal entity in other ways,
rights to collect money, responsibility to pay taxes,...)
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