In preparing an application for the XSF to officially achieve tax-exempt status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, we discovered today that the original certificate of incorporation defined the organization as a “business league” under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code, rather than as an “educational, charitable and scientific organization” under Section 501(c)(3). The reasons for the original choice of purpose are lost in the mists of time, but in any case are not consistent with the focus of the organization over the last five years on standards development. Therefore this seems like a good time to clarify the purposes of the XSF through an official amendment to the certificate of incorporation. The initial version of a proposal to do just that is located here and may be voted on by the XSF membership in the next few weeks (once it has been discussed and improved on the publicly-archived discussion list for XSF members). Feedback is welcome as always — use the comment form here at the blog or contact the proposal author directly via email or IM.
- XSF GSoC Students 2015
- Board goals for 2015
- Summit 17 – the presentations
- An introduction to xmppresearch.org
- XMPP in Google Summer of Code 2015
- No, it’s not the end of XMPP for Google Talk
- Thank you to new and returning XSF sponsors
- It’s all about choices and control
- XMPP Summit 17
- Upcoming events
- Happy Encrypted Network!
- XMPP on the Global Internet of Things Day
- Security Notice: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption with Highly-Compressed XMPP Stanzas
- Third Security Test Day
- Google Summer of Code 2014
What is the XSF?
The XMPP Standards Foundation is an independent, nonprofit standards development organization whose primary mission is to define open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF’s Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).