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From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
Subject: Re: Bylaws question - 4.9, purposes
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 18:24:31 +0000
On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 18:56 +0100, Roy Bamford wrote:
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> 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
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> 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
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> 
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
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Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Userrel, Trustees)
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