LWN: Interview: Justin Haas of LinuxPPC
Jan 28, 2001, 12:55 (0 Talkback[s])
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"LinuxPPC, founded in 1997 as a for-profit corporation,
announced today that it was filing to change its status to become a
non-profit organization. Liz Coolbaugh spoke with Jason Haas,
co-founder of LinuxPPC (along with Jeff Carr) about their plans for
"How did this come about?"
"When LinuxPPC was started, it was our intention to become a
non-profit organization. At the time, it was easier and less
expensive to file as a for-profit organization. The reason we
didn't immediately make the transition to a non-profit was due to
the growth of the Linux world, the dot-com market, etc."
"The fall of the dot-com market reminded us of our original
"Why did you originally intend to be a non-profit?"
"Control. A non-profit organization has no owners. A for-profit
corporation is partially owned by the stockholders, who may be
people that may not have the best interests of Linux in mind. They
may not even know what Linux is."