subnet wrote:Anyway, I don't even care about the GPL or LGPL issues at this point. I am wondering why xchat is holding a .org name when they are clearly a for-profit organization, or should I say a business. That said; Do you have a business license? A whois on the domain looks like you are living in the US. Are you reporting this income to the IRS?
The .org domain, operated by Public Interest Registry, is unrestricted, but was intended to serve the noncommercial community.
He doesn't need a business license for this, check the state laws regarding what requires a license.
As far as the income, sure it should be claimed. It can be claimed as hobby income and any hobby expenses can be deducted from the income earned...such as the cost of hosting the site, any software purchased, computers for compiling, etc.
In short, get a life subnet.