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Re: Scenario C prerequisites (Re: Upcoming: further thoughts on where

2004-09-30 01:04:39

We do not understand each other at all.

My email of a week ago was addressed to one simple point:

Fear expressed by a few people that obtaining non-profit U.S.
501(c)(3) status for either the IETF or a separate organization
supporting be IETF could be difficult and perhaps not possible.

I was _only_ stating that such fear is unfounded.

I do confess that I made an attempt to provide some information
to show that this fear is unfounded.

Drop this issue and get back to productive discussion.

Gene Gaines

On Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 5:04:00 PM, Kai wrote:

gene(_dot_)gaines(_at_)gainesgroup(_dot_)com (Gene Gaines)  wrote on
22.09.04 in <1207701419(_dot_)20040922172208(_at_)gainesgroup(_dot_)com>:

It appears to me that IETF qualifies for this status easily as

But we're not interested in this status for the IETF.

We don't want to incorporate the IETF.

What is under discussion is incorporating a separate organization whose
mission is supporting the IETF.

a technical, memberhhip organization, not operated for private

Neither the IETF, nor this possible new organization, has any (formal)

I spoke briefly with a U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expert
who told me informally that IETF appears to qualify easily for
non-profit, tax-exempt status.

Well, given how far your model seems from the one discussed here, that
seens worth nothing whatsoever.

MfG Kai

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