[drupal-devel] Drupal foundation / non-profit

Kieran Lal kieran at civicspacelabs.org
Sun Jul 3 04:13:09 UTC 2005

CivicSpace Labs is now a non-profit organization.

Since all our code is Drupal code except install.php, the configure  
module, and soon to be obsolete Contact Manager.

We are about as close a match to a Drupal foundation as you are going  
to get.

Does that work for you all?


On Jul 2, 2005, at 8:08 PM, David Norman wrote:

> Boris Mann wrote:
>> Some devil's advocate questions:
>> How much does non-profit / tax deduction matter? Does it *have* to be
>> a non-profit? There are tax-write offs, and then there are business
>> write offs.
> I'd say if you're going to forfeit profits, go all the way and get the
> IRS recognition paperwork filed for the USA's entity. If you want to
> play devil's advocate, I think a better question might be to ask  
> whether
> the Drupal entity should be run for-profit. Developers are a large  
> part
> students right now, but at some point they're going to need regular
> income that a for-profit unit could theoretically provide.
> [switch out of devil's advocate mode] That's not to say Drupal  
> couldn't
> have tax-exempt, non-profit and for-profit entities.

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