[ppml] Revision to 2008-3
farmer at umn.edu
Tue Apr 1 10:38:06 EDT 2008
I will add that 501(c)3 is only one, the most general and common, form of a
non-profit organization recognized by USIRC, several other 501(c)
organizations could legitimately sponsor a Community Network, including a
501(c)6 Chamber of Commerce, 501(c)7 Recreational club, just to name a
few other possibilities.
Further, I could easily see a city or other political sub-division of government
sponsoring a Community Network too, and they are not covered by 501(c) at
all. So even if you are only dealing with the US, I think specifying 501(c)3
would not be a good idea. Then if you bring in other countries you probably
can't be more specific than non-profit or not-for-profit.
On 1 Apr 2008 Ray Plzak wrote:
> An observation. The ARIN region consists of more countries than the
> US, hence citing sections of the US tax code is probably not a good
> thing to do. I see that you have included the phrase "or local
> equivalent" but that is not necessarily clear. Perhaps, simply stating
> not for profit would be sufficient.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of
> > Owen DeLong
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:36 AM
> > + IRS 501(c)3 or local equivalent not for profit status
> > (501(c)5
> > should not qualify in my opinion).
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