DPFoundation:State of DPF/State of DPF in 2020

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Distributed Proofreaders Foundation (DPF)

This report covers January - December 2020

Board Activities

  • Evaluated the General Manager's 2020 performance and approved her 2021 objectives.
  • Completed two long-standing projects:
    • Switching to a different bank (TIAA). The Chase account has a minimal balance and will be closed at some point when the Treasurer is sure no funds are still flowing through it.
    • Established a new Registered Agent and a new mailing address to handle official government communications.
  • Approved long-term objectives for the Foundation.
  • Updated the By-laws:
    • Reference to the Mission statement
    • Term length for Class 4 Trustees
    • Minimum qualifications of Trustees.
  • Canceled the 2020 election, in accordance with the By-Laws, as the number of candidates matched the number of available seats.


The bank balance as of 31 December 2020 was $22,367.27. This is sufficient to cover operating expenses for approximately 7 years, barring extraordinary unforeseen expenses. In addition, roughly $300 of DP expenses annually are paid directly by volunteers as donations. DPF is up-to-date with all Federal and NJ state tax and legal filings.

DP Milestones and Software Updates


Below are some of the DP highlights for 2020. For more detailed information about DP events in 2020, please consult the GM reports, Recent Additions to the Site topic and the DP Timeline.

  • Apr: 39,000th unique title posted
  • May: Site converted to Unicode (UTF-8)
  • Oct: DP's 20th Anniversary and the DP Blog's 10th Anniversary
  • Oct: 40,000th unique title posted

Software Updates

For full details, please see the State of DP Development as of January 2021.

Some highlights:

  • May: As mentioned above, DP implemented UTF-8 support for our proofreading and formatting.
  • Aug: Major revision to the Guiguts post-processing software released.
  • Dec: Post-Processing workbench moved onto Production server.


10 April 2021
Walt Farrell
President, Board of Trustees
Distributed Proofreaders Foundation

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