Articles of Incorporation

The undersigned incorporator for the purpose of forming a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of California hereby certifies:

  1. The name of the corporation is Society for Software Quality.
  2. This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public or charitable purposes.
  3. The specific purpose of the corporation is to further the art, science, and technology of computer software quality assurance and control.
    1. The corporation is organized and operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles or the bylaws, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (i) by a corporation exempt form federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) be a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    3. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for office.
  4. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to educational purposes and no part of the net income or assets of the corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution or the winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of the corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes of this article are limited to those within the meaning of Section 214 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

/Signed and Dated 25 April 1984/

Acknowledgment

The undersigned declares that he is the person who has executed the Articles of Incorporation and hereby declares that this instrument is the act and deed of the undersigned.

/Signed/

Filed and endorsed by the California Secretary of State on 04 May 1984.

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