Local Chapters/Applications/Germany

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Applicant information

Verein zur Förderung Freier (und) Open Source Software (für) Geoinformationssysteme e.V.
Operating title
Region or topic
Germany (only – not Austria and Switzerland, for whom we serve as the OSGeo chapter but who have their own OSM organisations).
Contact name
Marco Lechner (current chairman of the board)
Contact email
Contact phone
kept private
Registered place of business
Mayence, Germany
Subgroup within organization
Yes, it is a local chapter of OSGeo
Rough equivalent of incorporation form in UK law
Limited company/Community Interest Company (CIC)

See: Wikipedia: Registered association (Germany)

Status Table

Item Link Date
Basic contact information Above
Corporate documents
Trade registry entry
Translation for above
Copy of articles association or similar
Translation for above
Logo FOSSGIS logo.png
Director information

Owners, if any: None

Current Board members/Trustees/Officers:
The current board of directors consists of

  • Marco Lechner (Chairman)
  • Till Adams (Vice Chairman)
  • Frederik Ramm (Treasurer)
  • Dominik Helle (Secretary)

Member count: (29th of July 2017)

  • 190 natural persons,
  • 24 legal entities
Financial information
Intellectual property

FOSSGIS e.V. holds the domain name „openstreetmap.de“ but no other OSM-relevant names or registrations.

Consultation documents
Local consultation
OSMF member
LC signed contract
OSMF signed contract

Other Documents

Draft (annotated) modified Local Chapter agreement

FOSSGIS agreement.pdf

Background: The applicants had some minor issues with the Local Chapter agreement. One of them was that both OSMF and the LC have to report in a yearly fashion, but the wording of the LC agreement regarding the deadline of the report after the end of the business year is slightly different, yielding slightly different rules for both parties. The OSMF Board of Directors discussed this issue at the July 2017 board meeting and decided that it can be flexible and is prepared to process the application, if the requested change of the LC agreement is minor, as in this case.