Organizing and Collecting Donations the Right Way: Corporate Structure for FOSS Projects (OSCON)

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon

When: July 24, 2008; 5:20pm

Who: Karen M. Sandler

This talk will address common legal organizational issues facing free and open source software projects. The discussion will provide a background in nonprofit corporate and tax information, streamlined for helping developers evaluate how best to form and manage their organizations and activities. Different forms of organization will be discussed, including incorporated nonprofits, umbrella organizations and developers acting without legal form. Karen will also explore the obligations that individuals take on as they volunteer their time with these various types of organizations.

See OSCON 2008 site for more information…

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