The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is encouraging anyone who is considering paying for an application from a non-profit to consider its tax benefits.
For example, if you donate to a charity and then buy a software license from a developer that has an IRS exemption for software that contains software that violates copyright laws, that software can be tax-free.
However, if that software developer then makes money selling that software to third parties and you’re not aware of it, the software may be subject to federal tax, even if it’s free of any restrictions.
The FSF’s website states: Free software software can help the United States meet its international commitments.
Free software is free for anyone to use.
It can be used to make the world a better place, or it can help build an economy that makes it possible for millions of people to enjoy freedom and security.
If you have questions about the FSF Free Software Guidelines, please contact us.FSF Free software guidelinesFor more information on the Free Software community and the Free software community, visit: https://www.fsf.org/wiki/wiki_and_support_resources.