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posted by NCommander on Friday April 25 2014, @05:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the live-free-or-die dept.
So, first off, I want to apologize for the extended period of time it took to perform due diligence and research various locales in which this organization should incorporate. For some background on the rest of the plan you can read my previous post on incorporation as a step towards setting up a not-for-profit organization. My 10k-word notes are up on the wiki, but I have finally nailed it down to New Hampshire based on very favourable local state laws, as well as favourable court cases in the First Circuit of Appeals. This has been a long research and discovery process, but now I have a chance to start working out the bylaws and site governance matters on a larger scale. This represents our first major step towards self-sufficiency. Check past the break for more information.First off, I'm happy to finally start moving forward on this. This write-up has been very tiring, though I continue in trying to provide justification for the actions I take on behalf of the site. I'll be blunt, this nearly broke my will to go on, but I can at least say there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm working with Matt Angel to locate a legal firm to help us through incorporation, and we're working to get emails drafted to the EFF and such. Unless our lawyers tell us good reasons not to incorporate in NH, we should all expect to legally exist in the Granite State sometime in the near future.

Right now, I'm getting ready to relocate to New Hampshire to oversee the incorporation, and hope to be there sometime in the next week (currently debating where I'm going to live, I liked Portsmouth when I was there previously). Our next steps is to get things vetted and see if there's anything in particular that may be problematic that I missed in my research, though given New Hampshire's reputation as a politically active state, I do not expect any issues in that regard.

To celebrate this milestone, I've temporarily changed the site logo and slogan to reflect our status. The document on the wiki outlining the fruits of my US incorporation research is open to criticism, feedback, and general review, so if you feel I missed something, pipe up now. Until then, remember, live free or die!
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  • (Score: 2) by edIII on Friday April 25 2014, @05:40PM

    by edIII (791) on Friday April 25 2014, @05:40PM (#36215)

    I love the new logo and catch phrase. Dear god, that is catchy.

    You will be free or you will be food. Choose.

    Technically, lunchtime is at any moment. It's just a wave function.
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    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 4, Informative) by NCommander on Friday April 25 2014, @05:42PM

    by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <> on Friday April 25 2014, @05:42PM (#36217) Homepage Journal

    The slogan is actually a quote, the full line is "Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.", made as a toast by General John Stark during the revolution war.

    Still always moving
    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Angry Jesus on Friday April 25 2014, @06:24PM

      by Angry Jesus (182) on Friday April 25 2014, @06:24PM (#36240)

      FWIW. using that license plate might be bad luck.
      It features a picture of the Old Man of the Mountain which collapsed a few years ago. []

    • (Score: 2) by MrGuy on Friday April 25 2014, @07:07PM

      by MrGuy (1007) on Friday April 25 2014, @07:07PM (#36267)

      And here I thought it was a Bruce Willis movie tagline this whole time.

      The more you know...

    • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Friday April 25 2014, @10:40PM

      by Reziac (2489) on Friday April 25 2014, @10:40PM (#36385) Homepage

      Glad to know the full quote! I was wondering about the 'new' logo... Great to be kept up to date on all this. We're in good hands.

      And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Ethanol-fueled on Friday April 25 2014, @06:09PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Friday April 25 2014, @06:09PM (#36229) Homepage

    I don't think it's funny as much as it's sexy. It gave me (as it should give any lover of liberty) a serious hard-on.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by terryk30 on Friday April 25 2014, @08:11PM

    by terryk30 (1753) on Friday April 25 2014, @08:11PM (#36310)

    Soylent News: Be informed, or be formed... into green biscuits.