GitHub Sponsors

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Nov 10 20:02:43 UTC 2021

On Nov 10, 2021, at 14:01, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> On 11/10/21 14:59, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Nov 10, 2021, at 12:11, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>>> Should we turn on the GitHub Sponsors functionality for the project on GitHub?
>>> It doesn't cost us anything to do it, and the money raised could be used to do things like buying hardware for builds and such.
>> MacPorts is not a legal organization so I don't see how it could accept donations.
> You don't need to be incorporated to accept money. Incorporation is only necessary if you want to claim to be a nonprofit or if you worry that you need limited liability. There's no legal obstacle to an unincorporated association opening a bank account, and they do all the time.

These donations would be classified as somebody's income. Somebody would have to pay income taxes on them. Who?

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