2003-04-01.wta.2: "Five Percent" Rule Regarding Donations Earmarked for Member Projects Withdrawn

April 1st, 2003

The following resolution has been accepted by the Board of Directors of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.:

WHEREAS:

  • At the 21 January 2002 meeting of the Board of Directors of Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (SPI), it was resolved to reserve five percent (5%) of all donations earmarked to a member project to SPI itself, for the purpose of setting aside sufficient funds to cover SPI's administrative costs;

  • it is unclear what the actual administrative costs for SPI are; and

  • the aforementioned resolution was not properly formalized and announced;

RESOLVED THAT,

no percentage of donations made to any member project of SPI after 21 January 2002 will be reserved for SPI use.

FURTHER RESOLVED,

no percentage of donations made to any member project of SPI will be reserved for SPI use until further notice.