The EA Meta Fund is now the EA Infrastructure Fund

post by Jonas Vollmer · 2020-08-20T12:46:31.556Z · score: 48 (22 votes) · EA · GW · 6 comments

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  About the EA Infrastructure Fund
  About EA Funds
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Due to a trademark infringement claim, we are renaming the Effective Altruism Meta Fund to the Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund. The fund committee decided on this new name after brainstorming and consultation with other grantmakers and Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) staff. The Fund’s scope and activities will not be affected by the name change.

About the EA Infrastructure Fund

About EA Funds

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comment by lukeprog · 2020-08-20T16:17:39.948Z · score: 21 (12 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I like the new name; solid choice.

comment by BrianTan · 2020-08-21T04:57:15.647Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

I agree! I think people will like the idea of donating to help build infrastructure for the growth of EA, rather than just donating to "meta".

comment by Larks · 2020-08-20T16:21:51.252Z · score: 13 (8 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Out of interest, who has the trademark? I googled the term and just got you guys.

comment by SamDeere · 2020-08-20T18:15:51.777Z · score: 14 (6 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

https://www.metafund.org/

comment by Larks · 2020-08-21T19:12:20.453Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks. I can see why they would be concerned!

comment by timunderwood · 2020-08-21T21:20:28.448Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Okay, I suppose that's vaguely legit. They are in broadly the same space. And also the new name is definitely better.