The Document Foundation has launched a ‘donation challenge’ to its supporters to raise a giant €50, 000 by March 21st 2011.

The organization say that the money is  needed in order to allow it to register as a legal entity in Germany.

Writing in the challenge announcement they say:

“The decision not to set-up the foundation right at the launch of the project was a deliberate choice to leave the doors open to potential contributors, and to allow everyone to take part in shaping it.”

“During the last few weeks, the Steering Committee of The Document Foundation evaluated various options for establishing the legal entity.

To legally form The Document Foundation in Germany, a minimum of 50,000 Euros is needed.  Therefore, we’ve launched this public 50,000 Euro challenge to raise the funds through donations.”

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