Non-Profit status approved for SPI

Nils Lohner lohner at
Wed Jun 2 15:19:16 UTC 1999

Software in the Public Interest, Inc.     
Non-Profit status approved for SPI
June 2, 1999

>> News

  The Internal Revenue Service of the US has just determined that under 
section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code SPI qualifies for 501 (c) (3) 
(non-profit organization) status under section 509 (a) (1) and 170 (b) (1) 
(A) (vi).  This means that all deductions made to SPI and its supported 
projects are tax deductible for the donor.

Further information on this status will be available on the SPI web pages 
shortly, and can also be found on the IRS web pages at <>.
More information about exempt organizations can be found at 

>> About SPI

SPI is a non-profit organization which was founded to help organizations 
develop and distribute open hardware and software.  We encourage programmers
to use the GNU General Public License or other licenses that allow free 
redistribution and use of software, and hardware developers to distribute 
documentation that will allow device drivers to be written for their product.

Open Source is a Registered Certification Mark of SPI.
Debian is a registered Trademark of SPI.

>> Contact Information

For further information, please send email to press at or visit the 
Software in the Public Interest, Inc. homepage at <>.

Nils Lohner                         Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
E-Mail: lohner at          PO Box 1326 
Press Contact <press at>   Boston, Ma. 02117 USA

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