[OpenStack Foundation] [Foundation Board] OpenStack Foundation Tax Exempt Status

Ronald Pagani Jr. ron.com at dev.us.com
Wed Aug 26 21:10:00 UTC 2015




On Aug 26, 2015, at 9:42 AM, Lew Tucker (letucker) wrote:

> This is huge not just for for us but for other open source communities as
> well.   Thanks Jonathan and to the rest of the Foundation staff for all
> your work to make this happen.
> -Lew
> On 8/26/15, 9:16 AM, "Jonathan Bryce" <jonathan at openstack.org> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm very happy to report that after a lengthy process with the US
>> Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including an initial denial and an
>> appeal, the OpenStack Foundation has been granted 501c6 tax exempt
>> status. This is clear recognition of the positive impact that our
>> Foundation is having on the cloud computing industry.
>> While it may seem like a small administrative matter, the long term
>> impact is very positive for the efforts of the Foundation and the
>> industry, allowing us to devote more resources to ensuring the cloud
>> revolution is truly open to everyone. We also hope this outcome for our
>> Foundation benefits other open source organizations pursuing tax exempt
>> status with the IRS now and in the future.
>> Thank you to everyone in the OpenStack community and the greater open
>> source world who supported us through the process.
>> Jonathan
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