"I'm often asked various questions about non-profits. Many
people have a general idea of what 'non-profit' means but very few
have a specific, technical understanding. This makes perfect sense.
The technical understanding is a legal and accounting mix, and
specific to legal jurisdiction as well.
"Here's a brief outline of what 'non-profit' means--in the
technical, legal sense--to the Mozilla Foundation. It's pretty
dense stuff, and I'll provide only the most basic summary. I think
about this a lot but in this post I'll try to stick to describing