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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 12 years ago 2010-12-16 19:02:19
bkuhn@ebb.org
Some typo fixes.
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<p>While any project meeting the criteria above can apply, meeting these
 
  criteria don't guarantee acceptance of your project.  The Conservancy
 
  favors projects that are well-established and have some track record of
 
  substantial contributions from a community of volunteer developers.
 
  Furthermore, the Conservancy does gives higher priority to projects that
 
  have an established userbase and interest, but also tries to accept some
 
  smaller projects with strong potential.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Is our project required to accept membership if offered?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Not at all.  Many projects apply and subsequently decide not to join a
 
  non-profit, or decide to join a different non-profit entity.  Don't
 
  worry about &ldquo;wasting our time&rdquo; if your project's developers
 
  aren't completely sure yet if they want to join conservancy.  If
 
  aren't completely sure yet if they want to join Conservancy.  If
 
  membership in Conservancy is currently a legitimate consideration for
 
  your project, we encourage you to apply.  We'd rather that you apply and
 
  turn down an offer for membership than fail to apply and have to wait
 
  until the next application round when you're sure.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>What benefits does our project get from joining?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>We maintain a <a href="/members/services">detailed list of services
 
    that Conservancy provides to member projects</a>.  If you have
 
    detailed questions about any of the benefits, please
 
    ask <a href="mailto:apply@sfconservancy.org">&lt;apply@sfconservancy.org&gt;</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Conservancy seems to be called a &ldquo;fiscal sponsor&rdquo; to its
 
  member projects.  Does that mean you give our project money if we join?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>It's true that we would love to fund our member projects if it were
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  sponsor&ldquo; is often used in non-profit settings and has a standard
 
  meaning there.  But, to those not familiar with non-profit operations,
 
  it comes across as a bit of a misnomer.</p>
 

	
 
<p>In this context, a fiscal sponsor is a non-profit organization that,
 
  rather than fund a project directly, provides the required
 
  infrastructure and facilitates the project's ability to raise its own
 
  funds.  Conservancy therefore assists your project in raising funds, and
 
  allows your project to hold those funds and spend them on activities
 
  that simultaneously advance the non-profit mission of the Conservancy
 
  and the FLOSS development and documentation goals of the project.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>What will the project leaders have to agree to if our project joins?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Once you're offered membership, we'll send you a draft fiscal
 
  sponsorship agreement.  These aren't secret documents and many of our
 
  memer projects have even chosen to put theirs online.  However, we wait
 
  to send a draft of this document, until the application process is
 
  member projects have even chosen to put theirs online.  However, we wait
 
  to send a draft of this document until the application process is
 
  complete, as we often tailor and modify the agreements based on
 
  individual project needs.  This is painstaking work, and it's better to
 
  complete that work after both Conservancy and the project are quite sure
 
  that they both want the project will join Conservancy.</p>
 
  that they both want the project to join Conservancy.</p>
 

	
 

	
 
<h2>If my project joins the Conservancy, how will it change?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Substantively, member projects continue to operate in the same way as
 
they did before joining the Conservancy.  So long as the project remains
 
devoted to software freedom and operates consistently with the
 
Conservancy's tax-exempt status, the Conservancy does not intervene in the
 
project's development other than to provide administrative assistance.
 
For example, the Conservancy keeps and maintains books and records for the
 
project and assists with the logistics of receiving donations, but does
 
not involve itself with technical or artistic decision making.  Projects
 
are asked, however, to keep the Conservancy up to date on their
 
activities.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Once our project joins, who holds its assets (money, copyrights, trademarks, etc.)?</h2>
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