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- On 23 May, 2007, we received a letter from the IRS classifying us as
a public charity.
- On 16 May, 2005, we transferred the site to a new server: bigger, faster,
more storage, more memory.
- (Haven't updated the news in ages). We've gotten full funding for several
projects: FreeSWAN-maintenance-*, GnuRadio*, linux-on-xbox, and up2us. We've
gotten partial funding for SBCL-AMD64, but the project contractor backed
out on his bid.
- On 14 May, 2003, we received our merchant account, so we can
accept donations via credit card.
- On 11 Apr, 2003, we received funding for GNU
- On 11 Mar, 2003, we became a registered charity in New York State, #20-18-24.
- On 16 Feb, 2003, we moved to a faster server with SSL capabilities.
- On 22 Jan, 2003, we switched to the software marketplace.
- On 16 Oct, 2002, we received our determination letter! The Public Software
Fund is now a tax-exempt public charity!
- On 3 Sep, 2002, we filed our response to the IRS's initial refusal
- On 26 Aug, 2002, we received a refusal, which apparently all
nonprofits receive when they request 501(c)(3) status.
- On 5 July, 2002, we received our first donation, of $35,000, from
John Gilmore. He is funding Tom Jennings
to work on peer-to-peer sharing of free software RPMs. You can help
this project along by making your own donation.
- We filed our 501(c)(3) public charity paperwork on 30 May 2002.
If the IRS accepts us as a public charity, then all donations made
since we were founded will be treated as charitable donations for US
tax purposes. If you were going to pay someone to write free software
anyway, please donate to us instead, let us pay that person, and you
will probably get a tax deduction (and even if the IRS rejects us, you
are no worse off).
- On 27 May 2002, we elected officers: Russell Nelson as President,
Brenton D. Faber as Treasurer, and Donnie Barnes as Secretary.
- On 2 Apr 2002, added the philosophy page.
- On 28 March 2002, opened a bank account at Adirondack Federal Credit Union.
- On 17 March 2002, we got our EIN.
- On 6 Feb 2002, Daniel Nachbar
donated the Public Software Initiative's publicsoftware.org and
public-software.org to the Public Software Fund. Thanks, Dan!
- As of 15 Feb 2002, we are now the Public
Software Fund, Inc.