Institutional setup: Foundation, ETHDEV, ETHCORE?

Hello everybody,

I am interested in blockchain technologies and I am trying to understand the institutional setup of Ethereum.

I could identify the following institutions: (1) The Ethereum foundation, (2) ETHDEV and (3) ETHCORE.

The foundation (1) is apparently a non-profit foundation based in Switzerland and Vitalik's blog post earlier today gives some insights into the activities of the foundation. However, I cannot really get a grip on ETHDEV (2) and ETHCORE (3). Are these for-profit firms? If so, how are they funded? People-wise there seems to be a significant overlap.

I would very much appreciate, if anybody could help me out here.

Many thanks in advance!

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