In these Bylaws, unless the context otherwise specifies or requires:
(a) “Act” means the Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporations Act, including the regulations made pursuant to the Act, as from time to time amended and every statute that may be substituted therefor and, in the case of such substitution, any references in the Bylaws of the Corporation to provisions of the Act shall be read as references to the substituted provisions therefor in the new statute or statutes;
(b) “Articles” means the original or restated articles of incorporation or articles, which may be amended from time to time.
(c) “Bylaws” means these bylaws of the Corporation, which may be amended from time to time as provided herein;
(d) “Code of Conduct” means such policy consistent with these bylaws as may be approved from time to time by the board of directors of the Corporation relating to the standards, rules, guidelines and values that govern and guide ethical business behavior of the directors, officers, Members and employees of the Corporation in respect of the fundamental principles, vision, mission and goals of the Corporation, the maintenance and preservation of the Corporation’s high standards of professional integrity towards clients, colleagues, partners, members and the general public and the interactions among such persons and entities;
(e) “Corporation” means The Open-Source FPGA Foundation, a federal not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the Act;
(f) “Committee” means the working and governance group created to promote the development and adoption of the Corporation’s free and open-source intellectual property and surrounding hardware and software throughout global and local communities;
(g) “Member” or “Members” means the signatories of the OSFPGA Foundation Membership Agreement that have been accepted for membership in the Corporation;
(h) “OSFPGA Foundation Membership Agreement” means the agreement, as in effect and as amended from time to time, by the board of directors of the Corporation;
(i) “Technical Committee” means the committee created to receive submissions or other disclosures of any technical information, proposed designs or improvements, recommendations, comments and other materials with respect to the Corporation’s free and open-source intellectual
property and surrounding hardware and software.
(j). “Regulation” means any rule issued by a rule-making or governmental authority which may pertain to the subject matter or action at hand.
These bylaws shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed and interpreted in accordance with the following:
(a) all terms contained and which are defined in the Act, or the Regulations shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Act or such Regulations;
(b) words importing the singular number only shall include the plural and vice versa; and the word “person” shall include bodies corporate, corporations, companies, partnerships, syndicates, trusts and any number of aggregate of persons;
(c) the headings used in the Bylaws are inserted for reference purposes only and are not to be construed or taken into account in construing the terms or provisions thereof or to be deemed in any way to clarify, modify or explain the effect of any such terms or provisions; and
(d) if any of the provisions contained in the Bylaws are inconsistent with those contained in the Articles or the Act, the provisions contained in the Articles or the Act, as the case may be, shall prevail.