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FSA template is now publicly available online.
This is version is r6334 from Conservancy's internal repository.
FAQ has been appropriately updated to link to this.
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www/conservancy/static/members/apply/ConservancyFSATemplate.pdf
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www/conservancy/static/members/apply/conservancy-fsa-template.tex
www/conservancy/static/members/apply/index.html
 ... @@ -120,32 +120,39 @@   it comes across as a bit of a misnomer.

 

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.

 

What will the project leaders have to agree to if our project joins?

 

Once you're offered membership, we'll send you a draft fiscal   sponsorship agreement. These aren't secret documents and many of our   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 to join Conservancy.

 

Once you're offered membership, Conservancy will send you a draft   fiscal sponsorship agreement (FSA). A template   of Conservancy's FSA   is available in PDF (and   in LaTeX).   Please note that the preceding documents are only   templates. Please do not try to fill one out and send it to   Conservancy. The final FSA between Conservancy and your project needs   to be negotiated between us, and as can been seen in the template, the   Representation section needs substantial work. If your project is   offered membership, Conservancy will work with you adapt the FSA   template to suit the needs and specific circumstances of your project.   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 to join Conservancy.

 

If my project joins the Conservancy, how will it change?

 

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 

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