[profits] Which, if they buy enough hookers and blow, will be zero. Nonprofits make me sick. They're inevitably smug and holier than thou, while they're just working the system.
In principle you're right -- the directors of non-profits can milk as much money as they want from the organisations they run, perfectly legally. I wonder how much Jim Zemlin pays himself, for example. But this isn't a non-profit. It's a for-profit Ltd company.
It's really doubtful that an indiegogo crowdfunding is going to raise a lot of money, even with an advertisement on slashdot, given that they do not follow the kickstarter model, and whatever you donate, regardless of whether or not they hit their goals, they get to keep.
Except that they're using the all-or-nothing funding method, so if they don't get the full amount, the pledges get their money back. Win-win, yes?
we wanted to do something different. We want to create an even better magazine; a bigger, more entertaining and more accountable magazine for the community we love to serve. The magazine we want to make is called Linux Voice.
What makes this interesting is the mission behind the magazine — their plan revolves around giving back to the community (to the tune of 50% of the profits) and providing reader-oriented content as affordably as possible. In a world where print media seems to be going out of fashion, will this new approach succeed? Drop your opinion in the comments, or show them some support through their Indiegogo campaign.
PL/I -- "the fatal disease" -- belongs more to the problem set than to the solution set. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 17, Number 5