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Peer-Directed Projects Center Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/27/2007: Peer-Directed Projects Center

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AKA  PDPC
Houston, TX

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Basic Organization Information

Peer-Directed Projects Center Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/27/2007: Peer-Directed Projects Center

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Also Known As: PDPC
Physical Address: Houston, TX 77253 3109
EIN: 74-3033697
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
J Employment, Job Related
J20 Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training
T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T40 Voluntarism Promotion
Ruling Year: 2002 


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Mission Statement

Peer-Directed Projects Center exists to help grow and develop peer-directed project communities. These communities provide broadly-licensed creative output to the public. Examples include the "Free and Open Source Software" (FOSS) communities, which provide and maintain much of the software which runs the Internet.

Legitimacy Information

This organization is not registered with the IRS.

This organization has not appeared in IRS records for a number of months and may no longer exist.

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Leadership

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Christel Dahlskjaer

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Christel Dahlskjaer has over fifteen years experience in the information technology field and has worked with the free software and open source software communities, beginning with the Linux community, since 1994. She joined the PDPC board in 2006, having been a volunteer for the PDPC run project freenode previously. She continues running the PDPC and freenode in line with the original goals and visions as set out by the late Robert Levin.

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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Programs

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Program Description:

At present, PDPC's primary operating program is the Freenode network, an interactive project coordination and support network which is used by a number of FOSS projects and FOSSCON, a community focused live event for FOSS users, contributors and developers. PDPC is seeking donations and grants to allow it to implement a variety of programs to help its target communities grow. Planned programs include education and advocacy programs targeted to the business community, to encourage the use of FOSS applications in stable, low-tech industries, helping to provide jobs to community members. They include programs to provide vocational support and placement to FOSS community members. Other programs will provide education for community members in the areas of technical and collaborative skills. Still others will meet broad societal needs, such as those relating to early education, which have the potential to encourage broader public participation in peer-directed project communities.

Program Long-Term Success:

Managed the Freenode network and maintained service reliability through a period during which the network grew by about 7,000 users. Developed informal alliances with community groups, including the Free Software Foundation, the Gentoo Project and the Wikimedia Foundation.

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