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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: OSS 501(c)3/501(c)6 designations
Date Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:28:03 GMT
Not panicking just said "yikes". Trust me, I'll survive :)

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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
Organization: NuovoDoc
Reply-To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>,
"dennis.hamilton@acm.org" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013 4:19 PM
To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
Subject: RE: OSS 501(c)3/501(c)6 designations

>Sheesh, don't panic.
>
>The concern was companies using open-source organizations as a way of
>conducting commercial activity in a way that avoided taxes.  There might
>have been some concern with how sponsorships earned something for the
>sponsors, too, and other games.  That particular scrutiny is probably
>broader than open-source-related non-profit applications.  An odd twist
>on all of that was the requirement, settled on several years ago, that
>had church's with profit-earning components having to spin them out as
>taxable organizations.
>
>That's beside the original concern that got so much attention lately over
>non-profit status for organizations that engage in political activity in
>ways that non-profit status proscribes.  (And hiding memberships and
>contributors which becomes a toxic combination.)  The IRS is supposed to
>throttle that kind of thing, but it is difficult to do.  Much
>subjectivity.
>
> - Dennis
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mattmann, Chris A (398J) [mailto:chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov]
>Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 04:01 PM
>To: legal-discuss@apache.org
>Subject: Re: OSS 501(c)3/501(c)6 designations
>
>Yikes..
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>Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
>Senior Computer Scientist
>NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
>Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
>Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
>WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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>Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
>University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: "William A. Rowe Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
>Reply-To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
>Date: Friday, June 28, 2013 2:31 PM
>To: "legal-discuss@apache.org" <legal-discuss@apache.org>
>Subject: OSS 501(c)3/501(c)6 designations
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>>We've known of it for a while, but now we have some specifics if you've
>>missed the news of the week;
>>
>>programming.oreilly.com/2013/06/irs-wasnt-fond-of-open-source-either.html
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