Help determine the feasibility of establishing a German e.V. for the Hildon Foundation
Editor: Andrew Flegg
The Hildon Foundation was established as a legal body who could inherit the maemo.org resources from Nokia in order to ensure their continued existence. Unfortunately, it got off to a rocky start with personal agendas, arguments and disagreements.
Fortunately, the recent election (which installed your editor as Chair) resulted in more harmonious, and consensus-driven group - who now have to tidy up the loose ends remaining. Hildon Foundation has decided to move the association from a US-based foundation under the law of Pennsylvania towards a German "eingetragener Verein" (e.V.); but more assistance is needed:
So if we want to continue this road towards EU, where our server-HW is based and the money actually needs to be accessible, what we'd need for board is at least 3 EU residents who are willing to take the burden of showing responsible and doing all the paperwork for quite some time. Still, the General Assembly (council) is the highest decision making organ of the Association and is generally in charge of all duties, unless these Articles of Association have assigned specific duties to another organ of the Association.
For the requirements, we would then need 4 more people (7 is minimum) to actually fund and inaugurate the eV with its board; preferrably, but not limited to EU residents (each of them has to sign the inaugurational docs, board as representatives by notarization). These 4 additional funders could be extraordinary members as well as council.
Thoughts welcome on the TMO thread.