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Gentoo Foundation Update - Current State of Affairs

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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?

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