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New Conservancy Offers Gratis Services to FOSS 30

Anonymous Coward writes "Yahoo! News is reporting on the launch of the Software Freedom Conservancy. The new organization, started by Bradley Kuhn, Eben Moglen, and Daniel Ravicher, will serve to provide member projects with free financial management and administrative services. The new group was established by the Software Freedom Law Center, which was started by Moglen and Ravicher one year ago."
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New Conservancy Offers Gratis Services to FOSS

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 03, 2006 @03:26PM (#15052643)
    Web servers, hard disc copies, etc. etc. -- That is usually where the "click here to donate" moneys go. A lot of open source projects with big ideas in mind fell flat on their face due to money problems, if I am not mistaken. I think this is a good idea. Nice to see people helping out the little guy. Although, when you need an accountant, you pretty much just let go of the "garage" feeling, and have taken your first steps into the world of Big Business(TM).
  • Wine involvement (Score:4, Informative)

    by vinn ( 4370 ) on Monday April 03, 2006 @03:33PM (#15052699) Homepage Journal
    Here's some details from this week's Wine Weekly News regarding Wine's involvement: m%20Law%20Center%20Update []
  • Hope it works out (Score:4, Informative)

    by richg74 ( 650636 ) on Monday April 03, 2006 @03:45PM (#15052777) Homepage
    Having been involved in setting up a couple of non-profit organizations, I can testify that getting all the paperwork done and filed with the IRS can be a real pain. (The initial application, Form 1023, is currently 28 pages long -- not counting required attachments -- and comes with 38 pages of instructions.) As a way to spend your time, it's almost as attractive as having a root canal.

    Sizable organizations can generally bite the bullet and get it done, but this might be a real help to some smaller projects, or those just getting started.

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle