X.Org Is Now A 501(c)3
The X.Org Foundation, which backs the development of the X11/X.Org Server and now a steward to other technologies like Mesa and Wayland, is a registered charitable organization.
The X.Org Foundation still hasn't publicly announced the completion and recognition of their 501(c)3 status, but the information has been publicly available since last Thursday's X.Org Board of Directors meeting on IRC.
23:25 [+keithp] Bart_Massey: with our new 501(c)3 status, we should be able to pass the hat around various corporations501(c)3 organizations are tax-exempt non-profits. The X.Org Foundation has been aiming for this status for what seems like years, but now they've finally completed all the forms and heard back from the IRS with their approval. XDS Toulouse, and a host of other issues. (And heck, they still haven't even sent off a quick e-mail to publicly announce their new non-profit status themselves.) They may be phenomenal developers, but not the best at running an organization.
The X.Org Board of Directors IRC meeting logs from last Thursday's IRC session can be found on the X.Org Wiki.
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