Links and references to third-party resources that may be useful in managing our status as a legal entity.

State of New Hampshire


Notable Organizations



  • Most legal forms of organization will require some form of structure with by-laws. Some Google'ed links follow.
  • By-laws (PDF) of the Kalamazoo LUG - likely not what we want, as they require dues for privileges such as email archive access, but these can serve as a starting point for discussions.
  • Pensacola has their bylaws on their forum at (timeout, 7 Aug 2007)
  • Greater Orlando Linux Users Group
  • The IRS page Exempt Organization - By-Laws states "Federal tax law does not require specific language in the by-laws of most organizations. State law may require nonprofit corporations to have by-laws, however, and nonprofit organizations generally find it advisable to have internal operating rules. "


  • Liability is a concern raised several times. For example, at SummerSummit2006. Consultation with legal advice and insurance professionals may be advisable.
  • Nonprofit Risk Management Center - "...provide assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations ... help nonprofits cope with uncertainty..."

General non-profit

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