[ppml] Revision to 2008-3

David Farmer 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:

> Owen,
> 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. 
> Ray
> > -----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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