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Tony Sebro - 8 years ago 2013-02-21 18:19:01
tony@pear.sfconservancy.org
spotted a few more errant "The"s; deleted them.
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    <li>The project must be exclusively devoted to the development and
 
    documentation of FLOSS.  The project's goals must be consistent with
 
    the Conservancy's tax-exempt purposes, and other requirements imposed
 
    Conservancy's tax-exempt purposes, and other requirements imposed
 
    on Conservancy by the IRS' 501(c)(3) rules.  Namely, the goal of the
 
    project must to develop and document the software in a not-for-profit
 
    way to advance the public good, and must develop the software in
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</p>
 

	
 
<p>While any project meeting the criteria above can apply, meeting these
 
  criteria doesn't guarantee acceptance of your project.  The Conservancy
 
  criteria doesn't guarantee acceptance of your project.  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 give higher priority to projects that
 
  Furthermore, Conservancy does give higher priority to projects that
 
  have an established userbase and interest, but also tries to accept some
 
  smaller projects with strong potential.</p>
 

	
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  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
 
  that simultaneously advance Conservancy's non-profit mission
 
  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>
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  project to join Conservancy.</p>
 

	
 

	
 
<h2>If my project joins the Conservancy, how will it change?</h2>
 
<h2>If my project joins 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
 
they did before joining 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
 
Conservancy's tax-exempt status, 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
 
For example, 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
 
are asked, however, to keep Conservancy up to date on their
 
activities.</p>
 

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

	
 
<p>The Conservancy holds assets on behalf of its member projects and
 
<p>Conservancy holds assets on behalf of its member projects and
 
manages and disburses those assets in accordance with the wishes of the
 
project's leadership.  Funds received by the Conservancy on behalf of a
 
project's leadership.  Funds received by Conservancy on behalf of a
 
project are kept track of separately for each specific project and the
 
management of those funds is directed by the project.  For example, if a
 
donor wanted to contribute $100 to Project Foo, they would formally make
 
the donation to the Conservancy and identify Project Foo as the desired
 
project to support.  The Conservancy would then deposit the check and
 
the donation to Conservancy and identify Project Foo as the desired
 
project to support.  Conservancy would then deposit the check and
 
earmark the funds for use by Project Foo.  Project Foo would then tell the
 
Conservancy how that money should be spent.  As long as that expense is a
 
legitimate non-profit expense fitting with Conservancy's non-profit
 
  mission, Conservancy pays the expense on the Project's behalf.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Similarly, any copyrights, trademarks, domain name or other assets
 
transferred to a project can also be held by the Conservancy on behalf of
 
the project.  A significant service that the Conservancy provides its
 
transferred to a project can also be held by Conservancy on behalf of
 
the project.  A significant service that Conservancy provides its
 
members is a vehicle through which copyright ownership in the project can
 
be unified.  There are several advantages to having a consolidated
 
copyright structure, including that it makes enforcement activity easier
 
and more effective.  However, copyright, trademark, and domain name
 
assignment is not a requirement in order to join the Conservancy, rather,
 
assignment is not a requirement in order to join Conservancy, rather,
 
it is an option for those projects that ask for it.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>If our project joins, must it be a member project of Conservancy forever?</h2>
 

	
 
<p>All agreements between member projects and the Conservancy stipulate
 
clearly that the member project can leave the Conservancy with a few
 
<p>All agreements between member projects and Conservancy stipulate
 
clearly that the member project can leave Conservancy with a few
 
months' notice.  Federal tax exemption law, though, states that projects
 
must transfer their assets from the Conservancy in a way that is
 
consistent with the Conservancy's not-for-profit tax status &mdash;
 
must transfer their assets from Conservancy in a way that is
 
consistent with Conservancy's not-for-profit tax status &mdash;
 
meaning the assets cannot be transferred to an individual or a for-profit
 
entity.  Generally, a project would either find another fiscal sponsor or
 
form their own independent tax-exempt non-profit.</p>
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   personal accounts or having to set up their own project specific
 
   account.</p>
 

	
 
   <p>Since the Conservancy is a tax-exempt organization, there are some
 
   <p>Since Conservancy is a tax-exempt organization, there are some
 
   limits that the law places on what member projects can do with their
 
   assets, but those limits are the same as if the project was an
 
   independent non-profit entity.  Usually, the project leadership
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  equipment or anything that should be officially held in the name of the
 
  project.  Member projects are not required that Conservancy hold all
 
  assets of a project. (For example, member projects are
 
  not <em>required</em> to assign copyrights to the Conservancy.)
 
  not <em>required</em> to assign copyrights to Conservancy.)
 
  However, Conservancy can accommodate the needs of projects that want
 
  their assets under the control of a not-for-profit entity and exercised
 
  only for the public good.</p>
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<h2>Avoid Non-Profit Administrivia</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Member projects can continue to operate in the same way they did before
 
joining the Conservancy without having to select a board of directors or
 
joining Conservancy without having to select a board of directors or
 
any other layer of corporate management, without having to maintain
 
corporate records and without having to do any of the other things
 
required of incorporated entities.  The Conservancy handles all of that
 
required of incorporated entities.  Conservancy handles all of that
 
burden on behalf of its projects.</p>
 

	
 

	
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<h1>Privacy Policy</h1>
 

	
 
<p>The Software Freedom Conservancy (&ldquo;Conservancy&rdquo;) is
 
<p>Software Freedom Conservancy (&ldquo;Conservancy&rdquo;) is
 
committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors, our
 
supporters and our member projects.  In this policy,
 
&ldquo;Conservancy&rdquo; or &ldquo;We&rdquo; refers to the Conservancy
 
&ldquo;Conservancy&rdquo; or &ldquo;We&rdquo; refers to Conservancy
 
Board of Directors, officers, management, staff, cooperating attorneys,
 
interns, volunteers, and consultants. As to all of the information
 
described below, Conservancy will not give, sell, rent, or exchange the
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<h1>The Software Freedom Conservancy</h1>
 
<h1>Software Freedom Conservancy</h1>
 

	
 
<p>The Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that
 
<p>Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that
 
  helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source
 
  Software (FLOSS) projects.  Conservancy provides a non-profit home and
 
  infrastructure for FLOSS projects.  This allows FLOSS developers to
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