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posted by NCommander on Friday July 04 2014, @11:22PM   Printer-friendly
from the about-fricking-time dept.
As a general rule, I don't post site news on weekends or holidays, but I'm making an exception due to the unique circumstances. I'm pleased to announce that as of today, our articles of incorporation have been accepted and signed off by the State of Delaware, and "SoylentNews PBC" is a licensed public benefit corporation, ready to accept business, effective today.

I feel that its fitting to post this today on July 4th, Independence Day, given the mission and unique history of SN. I'm going to do a follow-up post on Monday with more information on where we go now. Until then, have an awesome Independence Day, and a great weekend :-)
 
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  • (Score: 1) by NickM on Friday July 04 2014, @11:32PM

    by NickM (2867) Subscriber Badge on Friday July 04 2014, @11:32PM (#64348) Journal
    Congratulation I guess
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  • (Score: 2) by pbnjoe on Friday July 04 2014, @11:38PM

    by pbnjoe (313) on Friday July 04 2014, @11:38PM (#64351) Journal

    Glad to see! Definitely a good thing to get done, to cement the fact that this site isn't just a flash in the pan :)

  • (Score: 1) by goodie on Friday July 04 2014, @11:41PM

    by goodie (1877) on Friday July 04 2014, @11:41PM (#64353) Journal

    Are you hiring ;) ?

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by zizban on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:42AM

      by zizban (3765) on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:42AM (#64369)

      After hiring us well paid editors he's broke

  • (Score: 2) by BsAtHome on Friday July 04 2014, @11:52PM

    by BsAtHome (889) on Friday July 04 2014, @11:52PM (#64358)

    ...to out corporate overlords. (sorry, couldn't resist)

    At least, this time I _believe_ the do no evil mantra ;-)

  • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Friday July 04 2014, @11:54PM

    by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Friday July 04 2014, @11:54PM (#64360) Journal

    Does this mean soylentnews is now a person?

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    • (Score: 2) by BsAtHome on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:22AM

      by BsAtHome (889) on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:22AM (#64364)

      Maybe self-even aware? We should undertake the Turing-test on the site. The test will be hard to design correctly, but I'm sure (no) intelligent life exists.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Nerdfest on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:55AM

      by Nerdfest (80) on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:55AM (#64372)

      Not a person ... SoylentNews is people.

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:35AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:35AM (#64384)

        No. SoylentNews isn't people anymore, it's an evil corporation now. Fuck you Soylent. Fuck you very much.

        • (Score: 4, Funny) by lennier on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:41AM

          by lennier (2199) on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:41AM (#64388)

          But a corporation is a person, so...

          STACK OVERFLOW

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        • (Score: 3, Funny) by Gaaark on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:59AM

          by Gaaark (41) on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:59AM (#64392) Journal

          No, soylentnews is now a People Butter Croissant...

          soylentnews, PBC.

          Now, where did i place my wife: she was here just a moment ago before those big garbage trucks came by....

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @08:50AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @08:50AM (#64470)

            +1 Morbidly hilarious!

  • (Score: 1) by Cognizant on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:26AM

    by Cognizant (3932) on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:26AM (#64366)

    ...where is the like button.

  • (Score: 2) by Appalbarry on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:01AM

    by Appalbarry (66) on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:01AM (#64373) Journal

    OK, now that you're a corporation, what religion have you chosen to inflict on your employees?

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:29AM

      Personally, I'm pulling for Jedi. Perfect excuse to wear your bathrobe all day.

      --
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      • (Score: 2) by bugamn on Saturday July 05 2014, @02:54AM

        by bugamn (1017) on Saturday July 05 2014, @02:54AM (#64403)

        I find your lack of Sauce disturbing.

      • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Saturday July 05 2014, @06:43AM

        by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Saturday July 05 2014, @06:43AM (#64455) Journal

        Funny you mentioned that. I was incarcerated once and they asked my religion (seriously) and I told the guard "Put down Jedi or Jedi Knight". He laughed and said "I'll put down Jedi Knight.". Then I got locked in a solitary confinement room because they said I was suicidal. True story. Watch out what you say... and I live in the USA.

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        • (Score: 1) by Squidious on Saturday July 05 2014, @02:48PM

          by Squidious (4327) on Saturday July 05 2014, @02:48PM (#64542)

          I think I would prefer solitary to one of those community cells filled with rapists, druggies and vomiting drunks. I've heard stories.

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          • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Saturday July 05 2014, @10:35PM

            by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Saturday July 05 2014, @10:35PM (#64651) Journal

            That's what the psychologist said when she was interviewing me to see if I could be released. I'd rather be with the devil than locked alone in that room for four days. Laughs and call me a joke, but after the third day you start losing it. I would like to thank them for rehabilitating me.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:37AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:37AM (#64386)

    When might we the people expect Soylent to merge with Dice? Soon? How about Monday. Come on. You corporate assholes love mergers.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by mrkaos on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:56AM

    by mrkaos (997) on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:56AM (#64391)

    Congratulations. I've really been enjoying SN as a more gritty alternative to /.

    So will you publish your Corporate Charter here so we can read it? Thanks for SN.

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  • (Score: 1) by j-stroy on Saturday July 05 2014, @02:28AM

    by j-stroy (761) on Saturday July 05 2014, @02:28AM (#64398)

    I'm genuinely grateful to assert my capability to post a meaningless post at a place I actually want to. Thanks soylent!!

    And now for the fud:

    Fzgzgsltzifdpyxfufigogogoog

    Which is what the rest of the internet looks like to me most days.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:07AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:07AM (#64405)

      At least your meaningless post isn't gushing with your desire to kiss NCommander's ass like the rest of these tofu-brained soybean suckers.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by TrumpetPower! on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:29AM

    by TrumpetPower! (590) <ben@trumpetpower.com> on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:29AM (#64414) Homepage

    ...shut the fuck up.

    Seriously.

    This is the opposite of a sellout. By incorporating as a public benefit corporation, the Soylent officers are now legally obligated to do that which they've merely given their word that they'd do until now. And they've demonstrated a serious commitment that that they at least intend to be in this for the long haul.

    There won't be any sellout to Dice; a public benefit corporation is useless to that type of commercial interest.

    So, really. Stop your bitching. This is cause for celebration and congratulations.

    And if you don't think it is, then what the fuck are you doing here in the first place?

    b&

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    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:40AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:40AM (#64422)

      Sell me some stock in your company so me and the shareholders can vote all your officers out, HA HA HA HA naive fucker.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by c0lo on Saturday July 05 2014, @05:28AM

      by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 05 2014, @05:28AM (#64443) Journal

      To all the trolls...shut the fuck up.

      No, don't!

      If you shut up because someone is trumpeting so , all the "public benefit" of replacing the green site with soylentnews is gone and having the SoylentNews PBC is meaningless.

      Please, do feel free to troll and do feel happy that others have points to mod you as such - trolling is part of a healthy nerd news community.
      Maybe in one year time your "trolling" turns out to be just "an opinion ahead of its time" (although "bacon" is already old as a topic, using it in comments seems a waste of time. Better use it in your dishes... mmmm, yummy).

      Seriously.

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  • (Score: 2) by Hyper on Saturday July 05 2014, @04:53AM

    by Hyper (1525) on Saturday July 05 2014, @04:53AM (#64435)

    Heartfelt congratulations.

    It has been a rocky road to get here. I am sure that we will grow and prosper.

    • (Score: 1) by pyg on Monday July 07 2014, @03:29AM

      by pyg (4381) on Monday July 07 2014, @03:29AM (#65076)

      Second this.

  • (Score: 2) by zeigerpuppy on Saturday July 05 2014, @04:55AM

    by zeigerpuppy (1298) on Saturday July 05 2014, @04:55AM (#64436)

    Congratulations, great job on building a community so far.

  • (Score: 2) by AnonTechie on Saturday July 05 2014, @07:18AM

    by AnonTechie (2275) on Saturday July 05 2014, @07:18AM (#64461) Journal

    Hearty congratulations ... I hope SoylentNews becomes the preeminent tech forum on these internets ...

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @09:02AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 05 2014, @09:02AM (#64473)

    Does that mean we can start giving you oodles of money now?

    • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:18PM

      by Open4D (371) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 05 2014, @12:18PM (#64504) Journal

      Well, I presume subscriptions will be coming along pretty soon. I see that when I click on someone's user page, near the bottom it now says "Subscribers can view entire comment history for all users" - which was a feature promised 9 days ago in the Back To The Drawing Board: Rethinking Subscription + Explaing Expenses [soylentnews.org] story.

      The matter of donations as such is also covered there. It may be that the closest possible option is letting you "buy" something that you may or may not particularly want, and that has a high profit margin for SoylentNews PBC. In the comments there, a few people suggested ideas, like promoted messages or using patreon.com (a less time-limited version of Indiegogo) or virtual badges.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 12 2014, @04:36PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 12 2014, @04:36PM (#92479)

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  • (Score: 1) by art guerrilla on Saturday July 05 2014, @09:47AM

    by art guerrilla (3082) on Saturday July 05 2014, @09:47AM (#64482)

    ...and the others involved in doing the heavy-lifting of making this site/community:
    hip hip
    HOORAY!
    hip hip
    HOORAY!
    hip hip
    HOORAY!

    (yeah, i'm old school)

  • (Score: 2) by present_arms on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:58PM

    by present_arms (4392) on Saturday July 05 2014, @01:58PM (#64524) Homepage Journal

    Congrats on this, means we're all in for the long haul and never mind the ney sayers there are always a few that try and spoil the party.

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  • (Score: 1) by chewbacon on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:24PM

    by chewbacon (1032) on Saturday July 05 2014, @03:24PM (#64549)

    This deserves an old warcry: fuck beta!!!

  • (Score: 1) by donjan on Saturday July 05 2014, @10:21PM

    by donjan (323) on Saturday July 05 2014, @10:21PM (#64650)

    Good milestone, keep going!
    Still waiting for the name change though...

  • (Score: 1) by pTamok on Wednesday July 09 2014, @10:15AM

    by pTamok (3042) on Wednesday July 09 2014, @10:15AM (#66435)

    I know I am late to this party, but I just wanted to say congratulations for reaching this important milestone. I have been 'a bit' busy recently, so unable to contribute, but I'm very, very glad to see things progressing.

    Best wishes for the future.