The OSTIF Public Books Have Been Updated – Oct 2017
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The OSTIF Public Books Have Been Updated – Oct 2017

The OSTIF Public Books Have Been Updated - October 2017 We have updated our 2017 Books to current, and they can be viewed here:   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OqWBlNwk5be2c74cRlmYOdhLWPeCjCBAALxYCdMwIaM Highlights since the last major update of the books: -Private Internet Access has become our first Platinum Sponsor. This means that they have committed to…

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OSTIF’s 2017 Open Books Have Been Updated

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OSTIF's 2017 Open Books Have Been Updated Our commitment to keep our financial transactions fully transparent continues. We have updated our public books to current. You can view them here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OqWBlNwk5be2c74cRlmYOdhLWPeCjCBAALxYCdMwIaM/ Our biggest items of note in 2017 so far are the donations and expenses related to the OpenVPN 2.4 fundraiser.…

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OSTIF’s 2017 Books Have Been Updated

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Open Source Technology Improvement Fund's Open Books for 2017 We have been late to the party on updating our open books for 2017. I have gone through and updated them finally today. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OqWBlNwk5be2c74cRlmYOdhLWPeCjCBAALxYCdMwIaM The big items of note: -The OpenVPN Fundraiser has concluded and we beat our goals by a…

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OSTIF Financial Report for FY2016

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2015 and 2016 financial report for the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund, Inc. 2016 was a year of rapid growth for OSTIF. We've met or exceeded all of our goals and have two major successes under our belts, the fundraising and auditing of VeraCrypt 1.18 and the fundraising and auditing…

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OSTIF Transparency – We are opening up our books

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OSTIF Transparency - We are opening up our books Edit: Our public books were last updated on 9/16/2016 In an effort to increase our transparency about where money in our organization goes, we are opening up our books to scrutiny by the public. You can see how our money is…

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OSTIF is Officially a Charity – We Have IRS 501c3 Status

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The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund is now a Tax-Exempt Charity Today we received official word from the US Department of the Treasury, that our application for 501c3 non-profit status has been accepted. This means that we are now exempt from being taxed as a corporation in the United States,…

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Kickstarter Lessons and Our Fundraising Future

Our KickStarter has just ended and we have learned a lot about how to raise money for our supported projects. We faced a number of challenges that were difficult to overcome in the short window that we had while the KickStarter was live. We have extensively evaluated every aspect of…

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OSTIF Progress Report – Transparency – September 23rd 2015

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OSTIF is marching toward our first major fundraiser and we have reached a number of milestones. We have established our Kickstarter account. Our website is in its near-final form. Only minor graphic edits remain. We are compiling lists of organizations to reach out to in order to solicit donations. This…

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OSTIF Pay Structure – Efficiency Targets – Overhead

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Transparency - OSTIF Operational Efficiency and Salaries The OSTIF board has discussed at length the issues of pay, overhead and efficiency for the organization. We have tackled the issue and are hoping to meet or exceed our goals for keeping overhead low and efficiency high, while rewarding successful campaigns and…

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The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund is Official

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Hello world! We have completed filing our legal documents for state and federal recognition of the formation of our organization. We are now a legal corporation officially operating in the state of Illinois. We have also received our IRS EIN and held our first meeting with regard to future fundraising…

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