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Oct 09, 2002, 23:30 (33 Talkback[s])
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"In one of the biggest stories in the last few weeks, Linux and Main reported Friday that the KDE League--KDE's promotional (and press release issuing) organization--had ceased to exist. According to the report at the time, that publication's Dennis Powell said the situation consisted of missed payments on a franchise fee, but also suggested that the KDE League might be failing to release information as required by the Internal Revenue Service. Now, with new information obtained by Open for Business, it seems these concerns can be laid to rest.

"The issues expressed in the article mentioned above, and another one published on Monday, break down their concerns into four points. These were the dissolution, web site outage, tax-exempt status, and secrecy of financial records. While not all of these concerns were directly related to the original article's coverage, all of them have had some light shed on them in the past few days.

"As the second Linux and Main article noted, the first issue resolved itself when the Delaware Secretary of State's office realized that the dissolution was an error on their part. Apparently much of the problem arose from the Secretary of State's office assessing late fees that do not apply to not-for-profit organizations such as the League. With the resolution made, the organization's status has been resolved retroactively, and as League chairman Andreas Pour mentioned, 'It actually doesn't affect much [anyway]...'"

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