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Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
New SPI Web Pages
October 29, 1998

>> News

  Software in the Public Interest, Inc. is pleased to announce its new web 
pages.  They can be found at <http://www.spi-inc.org/>.  SPI is a non profit 
organization that was founded to help projects in developing software for 
the community.  Several projects are currently being supported through 
monetary and hardware donations that have been made to SPI.  As SPI is a 
non profit organization, all donations to it and the projects it supports 
are tax deductible.

>> Projects

Projects that are affiliated with and receive support from SPI are:

 o Berlin                   <http://www.berlin-consortium.org/>
 o Debian                   <http://www.debian.org/>
 o GNOME                    <http://www.gnome.org/>
 o Linux Standard Base      <http://www.linuxbase.org/>
 o Open Source              <http://www.opensource.org/>
 o Open Hardware            <http://www.openhardware.org/>

These projects use the monetary and legal infrastructure available to them 
through SPI to accomplish their individual goals.  SPI serves as a guiding 
organization only, and does not actively control any of the projects it is 
affiliated with.

>> Trademarks

SPI currently owns several trademarks and certification marks.  Although 
these trademarks are owned by SPI, they are managed by the projects that 
they are associated with.

The Open Source Certification Mark is managed by Eric Raymond on behalf of 
the free software community.

The Open Hardware Certification Mark is managed by Vincent Renardias.

The Debian Trademark is managed by Debian.

>> About SPI

SPI is a non-profit organization which was founded to help organizations 
develop and distribute open hardware and software.  We encourage programmers
to use the GNU General Public License or other licenses that allow free 
redistribution and use of software, and hardware developers to distribute 
documentation that will allow device drivers to be written for their product.

Open Source and Debian are Registered Certification Marks and Trademarks of
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.

>> Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the SPI Press Contact 
<press@spi-inc.org> or visit the SPI homepage at <http://www.spi-inc.org/>.

Nils Lohner                         Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
E-Mail: lohner@spi-inc.org          PO Box 1326 
Press Contact <press@spi-inc.org>   Boston, Ma. 02117 USA

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