SPI Associated Project

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Wed Aug 23 09:51:21 PDT 2006

As many of you know is a collaboration zone for open
software projects working on interoperability and shared technology for
X Window System desktops. Among others, provides hosting
for, Mesa GL, DBUS, HAL, Portland and a large number of other
software components and desktop related specifications.
Logistically is able to provide this service thanks to
donations of bandwidth and hardware from various sponsors, including
Google, HP and Portland State University. Unfortunately the legal
structure to handle these donations is not the best at the moment. To
improve this situation Software in the Public Interest (SPI) has been
contacted. SPI has been so kind to offer to become a SPI
Associated Project. This will give all the benefits of a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a minimum of administrative

It is our intention to accept SPI's offer and effectuate this change
within the next few weeks. Apart from the legal implications this is not
expected to result in any changes to the operation of

Havoc Pennington,
Keith Packard,
Waldo Bastian

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