[hackerspaces] Classes and Liability

Mark Janssen dreamingforward at gmail.com
Sat Dec 21 00:17:23 CET 2013

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Bob Bownes <bownes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just beware, it has to be a real donation. Just because you call it a
> donation, it may not pass the smell test that the courts will apply. They
> are surprisingly good at identifying an attempt to evade a law and calling a
> spade a spade.

Perhaps better than "donation", you should say "by voluntary
contribution".   That means that you have to allow people to
participate without giving the full amount and without intimidation.
(That goes both ways: people can't just exploit the service and try to
get a free ride).  That's the only sniff test there is:  if you say
"donation" and then refuse them at the door for giving only 10% of the
amount, then you're misusing language and the implied contract that it
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