GitHub Sponsors

Mark Anderson mark at
Wed Nov 10 20:06:28 UTC 2021

This is where I'd like to again pitch reaching out to - I'd be willing to do the leg work - but I'd
need permission from the council of elders before I did such a thing.

Mark E. Anderson <mark at>
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On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 3:02 PM Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>

> 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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