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PenguinPPC.org: Non-Profit or Not?

Jan 08, 2001, 20:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeramy B Smith)

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"I have been in many discussions over the past 8 months about forming a non-profit PowerPC Linux group. For holding this site, for taking donations for developers, and for others reasons people have wanted to take a stab at forming a non-profit business. At first, I was wooed by the idea and perhaps a bit enchanted by it. Because I was enchanted, I did not remember the first cliche I learned in the business world."

"Don't Reinvent the Wheel"

"This saying gets worn out sometimes but it still has value when applied appropriately. After all, there are ordinary Linux non-profits already like Linux International who can accept donations. Why not ask one of these orgazinations to accept earmarked funds for ppc/linux developement? Why form a new corporation, go through the political bickering of forming a Board of Directors, spend money on incorporation, tax preparation, administrative work, etc. when there is already a Linux non-profit out there? It is a plain _waste_ to reproduce this. LI could easily ask for a community representative to ask how to distribute the funds. Perhaps a developer in touch with "who needs what" could perform this function."

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