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Submission + - Why is the IRS targeting free software? (oreilly.com)

wiredog writes: From the IRS "be on the lookout" list that listed "Tea Party", among others, as suspicious entities:

Open Source Software
These organizations are requesting either 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) exemption in order to collaboratively develop new software. The members of these organizations are usually the for-profit business or for-profit support technicians of the software.


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Why is the IRS targeting free software?

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