Local Chapters/Applications/Germany

Applicant information

Organization
Verein zur Förderung Freier (und) Open Source Software (für) Geoinformationssysteme e.V.
Operating title
"OpenStreetMap Deutschland". It will also use the FOSSGIS name for activities like the FOSSGIS conference.
Website
www.fossgis.de
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
vorstand@fossgis.de
Contact phone
kept private
Registered place of business
Mayence, Germany
Subgroup within organization
Yes. FOSSGIS e.V. is the local chapter for D-A-CH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) of the OSGeo Foundation.
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
FOSSGIS Trade Registry entry DE.pdf
2017-08-10
English translation for above
FOSSGIS Trade Registry entry EN.pdf
2017-08-10
Copy of articles association or similar
FOSSGIS Articles of Association DE.pdf
2017-08-10
English translation for above
FOSSGIS Articles of Association EN.pdf
2017-08-10
Logo
FOSSGIS logo.png
2017-08-10
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
2017-08-10
Financial information 2014 financials (DE) FOSSGIS Financials 2014 DE.pdf
2015 financials (DE) FOSSGIS Financials 2015 DE.pdf
2016 financials (DE) FOSSGIS Financials 2016 DE.pdf
Tax returns will be submitted later.
2017-08-10
English summary for above 2014 financials (EN) FOSSGIS Financials 2014 EN.pdf
2015 financials (EN) FOSSGIS Financials 2015 EN.pdf
2016 financials (EN) FOSSGIS Financials 2016 EN.pdf
Tax returns will be submitted later.
2017-08-10
Intellectual property

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

2017-08-10
Consultation documents
Local consultation
OSMF member
Contracts
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.