Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Bylaws question - 4.9, purposes
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 18:24:35
Message-Id: 1220466271.29638.47.camel@liasis.inforead.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Bylaws question - 4.9, purposes by Roy Bamford
On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 18:56 +0100, Roy Bamford wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On 2008.09.03 00:42, Robin H. Johnson wrote: > [snip] > > > > Articles of Incorporation, per NMPRC recieved 2004/05/24: > > "The Corporation is organized and at all times shall be operated, on > > a > > non-profit basis exclusive for the advancement and education and > > promotion of software development in an open environment" > > > > Those both seem nebulous and boiler-plate, but thanks anyway. > > It was just the dangling reference that was bugging me. > > > > -- > > Robin Hugh Johnson > > Gentoo Linux Developer & Infra Guy > > E-Mail : robbat2@g.o > > GnuPG FP : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85 > > > Robin, > > I believe that the Articles of Incorporation were written by drobbins > lawyer. From reading up about these things (as a non USAsian, I've > needed to do that) I understand its normal practice to write the > purpose as widely and vaguely as possible so that as times change and > the focus of the NPO shifts, as it may, the articles do not need to be > changed. >
I suspect there's a NM form book containing a skeleton for organizations like ours.
> - -- > Regards, > > Roy Bamford > (NeddySeagoon) a member of > gentoo-ops > forum-mods > treecleaners > trustees > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) > > iEYEARECAAYFAki+z8MACgkQTE4/y7nJvav5YACg8QeBFqC9sRJ7/VdAmBtu2FLj > ZqoAn1GrstmPm0ZI6lyEGODbOX/qsgVc > =HZLa > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > >
Those are "magic words" related to the US tax code. They put our purpose within 501(c)(3), I believe. As I recall, the key is "education". Regards, Ferris -- Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o> Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Userrel, Trustees)

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