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hpr3559 :: Linux Inlaws S01E52: The Zig Project

An interview with Loris Cro of Zig Fame

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Hosted by monochromec on 2022-03-24 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Zig, Zig Software Foundation, Rust, Money, Miami Vice, US Non-Profits. 2.
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Duration: 01:09:11

Linux Inlaws.

This is Linux Inlaws, a series on free and open source software, black humour, the revolution and freedom in general (this includes ideas and software) and generally having fun.

In this episode Martin and Chris have a very special guest: Loris Cro of Zig fame. Zig fame? Stay tuned. Not only is Loris an ex-colleague of our two aging heroes, he is also the community vice president at the Zig Software Foundation. So this episode will be all about this new programming language, why you should use it (and perhaps why you shouldn't) and life, the universe and the rest. And Rust. Of course. :-) Full disclosure: In contrast to other episodes, this one is really tech-heavy and may offend the less technical listeners. Listen at your own discretion if you want to into the weeds of Clang, LLVM, typing and cross-compilation - you have been warned. If this is up alley, you may want consider seeking professional help just in case :-).



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Comment #1 posted on 2022-04-18 13:01:47 by clacke

The nitty-gritty of US non-profits

Cro says in the episode that a 501(c)(6) cannot accept donations.

It can, but unlike a 501(c)(3) the donation to a (6) is not tax deductible as a charitable donation.

A more important difference is that a 501(c)(3) is required by law to work for the public good whereas a 501(c)(6) is required to work for the good of its members.

Comment #2 posted on 2022-04-18 13:10:44 by clacke

Re: The nitty-gritty of US non-profits

More in-depth discussion about the differences between public charities (501(c)(3)) and trade associations (501(c)(6)), by Bradley Kuhn who now works for and has previously founded and managed the Software Freedom Conservancy:

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