Talk:Wikiversity nonprofit corporation

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Regarding distributed wiki technology. A nonprofit dedicated to developing professional wiki educators is an interesting concept. I have envisioned a nonprofit to promote distributed grid like techologies in support of large free wiki type projects and specifically Wikiversity. The idea would be to slow or limit the growth in requirements of the centralized server farm. As serious students and organizations join the Wikiversity effort they would bring donated computer assets with them to handle the increasing processing, bandwidth and hard drive space. There would be a centralized organizational seed but much/most demand growth would be filled by arriving computer assets owned by the wiki participants. Is there room enough in the charter proposed to include this type of technical research and development or is it better to have a specialized charter focused on education and deal with infrastructure technology via another dedicated nonprofit centered around the computer scientists and software hackers? Which would make it easier to support writing grants and achieving funding I wonder? Mirwin 10:16, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

So how much money do you need to invest to file the paperwork for a NPC?--Rayc 01:42, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
This website provides a cost estimate. --JWSchmidt 02:10, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
I guess we are a ways away from that then.--Rayc 02:15, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Internet Media[edit source]

I think an Internet Media Group NPC is do-able on a shoestring budget. I am persistantly working toward building my own Topic:Audio Engineering workstation and music studio via a low-budget open source & free software audio platform a la Internet Audio. I'm hoping to learn how to implement this through Wikiversity and will cheerfully licence my musical content through the Creative Commons and submit it to Wikiversity-aware repositories. Please note my Open Letter idea at Internet Audio. CQ 03:42, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Notes on Non-profit[edit source]

It will cost you about $500 to start up a non-profit and the forms are rather simple to fill out. The question that you need to ask is whether or not you want to be a non-profit or a for-profit. These are merely tax categories.

Roadrunner 18:44, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Public Media NPCs[edit source]

These projects are in development at the Media Policy Center, a California non-profit 501c3 organization established in 2003. Its mission is to "explore issues of social welfare, public policy, education, the environment, and healthcare". The essential components of all productions will be television broadcasts, Web sites, national community outreach, coordinated marketing and after-market curricula publications. [1]

I thought this might provide some ideas. See Edens Lost and Found for an example of their work. CQ 04:40, 12 January 2007 (UTC)