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[liberationtech] Am I the only one who feels tricked by the Kickstarter campaign thinking that BRCK will be non-profit?

Richard Graves richardb.graves at
Fri Sep 12 13:56:55 PDT 2014

No, I don't.

Most people don't realize that:

a) nonprofit = Not-*for*-profit corporation
b) It is a tax status, not a organizational structure.
c) It is really, really hard to scale not-for-profit hardware (particularly
vs. software, which isn't easy, either)

The mission of an entity is more important than it's tax status, which is
mandated by the government, can change and is about people's personal tax
benefits and whether the entity pays taxes or not, because it is working on
an issue that benefit the general welfare, or is religious, or educational.


Richard Graves
t: 202-372-6756
t: @RichardGraves

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 2:56 AM, Al Billings <albill at> wrote:

> I don't know if anyone else feels misled but you're being a bit of a jerk
> in the forum posts to which you link. Try being polite to them and having
> an actual conversation, not just a rant directed at them.
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