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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #200 on: August 17, 2014, 11:13:53 AM »
Well, actually, we are an NPO bY Nevada laws, we just have not completed the IRS application process to become a federally recognized one...   And by the recent IRS statements, it may never be possible to complete it, since they are not approving online companies 90%+ of the time any more
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #201 on: August 17, 2014, 05:27:06 PM »
I would think you have better chances than most to become a NPO since you are an established on-line company.  Not a start-up venture.
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #202 on: August 17, 2014, 05:51:07 PM »
the organization was only formed about 4 years ago, so it is not existing that long.

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #203 on: August 17, 2014, 06:49:28 PM »
depends if they will also consider the LLC as well ...

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #204 on: August 17, 2014, 07:34:17 PM »
Just register in a country it isnt so tough like the UK. Make CatManDu (K@)  the 'Director' or whatever so its legally based here!

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/start-up-a-charity/registering-your-charity/how-to-register-your-charity-cc21b/

Ive seen him he is really real lol and im sure we could all muster up a bag of old clothes and shoes so we can have an SMF Charity      shop. :P

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #205 on: August 17, 2014, 07:45:48 PM »
We are already a registered corporation in the US.  However, the IRS has been delaying approvals of online NPO companies for the last 3 years and has recently, basically stated that such will no longer even be considered.

According to the new "rules" the apache and Mozilla foundations would both have been rejected.
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #206 on: August 17, 2014, 08:11:12 PM »
Ive seen him he is really real lol ...

I am not sure about that ...

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #207 on: August 17, 2014, 08:21:45 PM »
Is it 100,000 signatures to make congress have to look at something or debate it?   Theres   339,042 people  registered so more than enough to make it happen. Just thinking of other options too.

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #208 on: August 17, 2014, 08:44:51 PM »
no its more like how much money you give them under the table ...

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #209 on: August 17, 2014, 10:22:07 PM »
Is it 100,000 signatures to make congress have to look at something or debate it?   Theres   339,042 people  registered so more than enough to make it happen. Just thinking of other options too.

There is no requirement like that. While you can petition a local representative from your district, they don't really have to do anything. Some states do have a process where you can get an item on the ballot for that state for a general vote by collecting physical signatures (which must be validated). Requirements for the number of signatures on that vary based on state rules.

You might be confused with the White House's "We the People" petition site. They currently have a requirement of 100,000 people to get a response from the White House. Meeting that goal doesn't guarantee any action other than a "thank you for support on this issue, we saw it". You can go to the petition site to see all the other non-responses that have been given.

If the GNOME Foundation can't get federal non-profit tax exemption status, it is highly doubtful that Simple Machines (the Nevada corporation) would be able to gain it.
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #210 on: August 18, 2014, 07:13:34 PM »
Since using Tea Party will only get you rejected, how about renaming SMF as "Democratic Obama-Ware Forum Software" the current administration should then allow you to become a NPO.
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #211 on: August 18, 2014, 07:37:29 PM »
Since using Tea Party will only get you rejected, how about renaming SMF as "Democratic Obama-Ware Forum Software" the current administration should then allow you to become a NPO.

Can we keep this forum/software nations/governments-above? We all dislike the stuff IRS doing with Mozilla etc... But keeping here politic-free is best for all of us.
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #212 on: August 18, 2014, 08:06:07 PM »

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #213 on: August 19, 2014, 07:07:36 PM »
Since using Tea Party will only get you rejected, how about renaming SMF as "Democratic Obama-Ware Forum Software" the current administration should then allow you to become a NPO.

obama is now a lameduck president, n his way out, so you'll have to either adopt clinton or reid

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #214 on: August 19, 2014, 07:12:29 PM »
ohh gotta love those South Park references. :D
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #215 on: August 19, 2014, 07:12:58 PM »
And since this is the internet, why no ManBearPig?
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #216 on: August 19, 2014, 07:17:34 PM »
Because Al Gore isn't Obama's sidekick?
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #217 on: August 19, 2014, 07:20:00 PM »
But Al Gore invented the internet, everyone knows that!
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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #218 on: August 19, 2014, 07:51:43 PM »
ARPA is still active... maybe butter up what's his name at DOD

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Re: The future of SMF
« Reply #219 on: August 19, 2014, 07:52:12 PM »
Now you're just getting all heavy and serious ;D
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