See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_for_the_People for a start.
does SftP have a website? alternately, are there a couple of documents i could read (including Vision, Mission Statement) that could fill me in on the history of this organization/ movement? i was outside the US more than 20 years so there is a bit of a knowledge gap.garda--
On 7/2/07, Robert V. Lange <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Someone with exact knowledge of the history has to clarify the SftP issue. It ended because of a tax liablility that proved fatal. The organization had collected witholding taxes from its employees, but failed to send them to the IRS over a considerable period, and had a huge debt to the IRS that was all our own fault. Some sort of deal with the IRS was negotiated, I suppose. I was not in on that. A new board had to be set up to deal with the mess because we did not have a proper board. Of course, we should do nothing that might link us with any un-finished legal things, but I doubt if there are any. The name might be "clean" by now, but Beckwith might know or someone else who helped close it down would know. I am quite sure the organization does not exist as a legal entity. I hope not.
I personally started (in 1992) and manage a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and know what it means to keep such a corporation alive and well. It is a lot of work. Starting up such an entity is a huge undertaking.
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