Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Gentoo Foundation Update - Current State of Affairs

Filed under
Gentoo

With help from Renat Lumpau (rl03), I spent some time this week talking to the Foundation's lawyers, collecting documents, and sifting through old e-mails. As I posted on gentoo-nfp a couple of days ago, the state of New Mexico did, indeed, revoke the charter for the Gentoo Foundation, Inc. in October of 2007. It's still not entirely clear why, since I mailed a check along with the (then) current and past-due annual reports to the state of NM way back in July. Since the check never cleared, it seems a good guess that the paperwork went astray, but we won't know until Renat's request (and $5) are processed by NM and they get back to him.

In any event, having the Foundation's charter revoked is exceptionally embarrassing, but not catastrophic. The state of NM has a straightforward procedure for reinstating a revoked charter, as long as the request to do so is filed within two years of the charter's revocation. This morning I sent by USPS Express Mail (tracking number EO 943 358 815 US for those who want to play follow-the-paperwork from home) an envelope to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, Corporations Bureau containing an application for reinstatement, copies of the missing annual reports, and a check for $60.

Does the Foundation currently exist?

Yes.

Who is in charge here, anyway?

Well, for the moment, I am.

So, what's next?

More Here




Also:

More in Tux Machines

A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

MATE 1.17 is a testing release, it has no official announcement like 1.16 stable release (odd = unstable, even = stable). But what made me interested is because Ubuntu MATE 17.04 includes it by default so I write this short review. The most fundamental news is about MATE Desktop is now completely ported to GTK+3 leaving behind GTK+2. You may be interested seeing few changes and I have tried Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Alpha 2 to review MATE 1.17 below. Enjoy MATE 1.17! Read more Also: What's up with the hate towards Freedesktop?

Linux Graphics

Linux From Scratch 8.0 Released, Adding Major Changes

Linux From Scratch is a book which can be used to build an independent Linux distribution which doesn’t use any other Linux distribution as a base. It teaches you how things work under the hood and how to compile software and build your own Linux system. The guide is also free for all. BLFS (Beyond Linux from Scratch) is an additional guide which will take you through graphical user interfaces setup, printing support, networking and more. It also contains a lot of great information. Read more

Today in Techrights