§ 1 Name, registered office, registration, financial year

  1. The club bears the nameOpen Education and Software Association e.V. 
  2. He is based in Hamburg.
  3. He is to be registered in the association register.
  4. The fiscal year begins on01.01. and endswith December 31st. of every year.

§ 2 Purpose of the association

The purpose of the association is dThe promotion of science and research in software development as well as the promotion of education in the field of computer science.

The purpose of the statutes is achieved in particular through:

  1. The further development and research on the free code analysis software “coala” through collaborative programming and international exchange with computer scientists.
  2. The (further) education of young adults in the field of computer science through workshops.

§ 3 Selflessness

The association pursues exclusively and directly charitable purposes within the meaning of the “Tax-privileged purposes” section of the tax code.

The association works selflessly; it does not primarily pursue its own economic purposes.

The association’s funds may only be used for statutory purposes. The members do not receive payments from the association.

No person may benefit from expenses that are alien to the purpose of the corporation or from disproportionately high remuneration.

§ 4 Membership

  1. Any natural (and legal) person who supports the association’s goals can become a member of the association.
  2. The board decides on the application for admission to the association.
  3. Membership ends through resignation, exclusion or death.
  4. The resignation of a member takes place through a written declaration to the board.
  5. If a member has seriously violated the goals and interests of the association, he or she can be excluded by the board. The member must be given the opportunity to justify or comment at least one week before the resolution is passed. An appeal can be lodged against the exclusion decision within a period of one week after notification of the exclusion, which will be decided by the next general meeting.
  6. Supporting members without voting rights are natural and legal persons who support the association through monetary or in-kind donations.

§ 5 Contributions

The members pay contributions in accordance with a resolution of the general meeting. To determine the amount and due date of contributions, a simple majority of the voting members of the association present at the general meeting is required.

§ 6 Organs of the association

are organs of the association

  1. the board
  2. the general meeting

§ 7 The Board of Directors

  1. The board consists of at least two members, the chairman and his deputy. The board represents the association in and out of court. Two board members each have the right to represent each other.
  2. The board is elected by the general meeting for a period of one year. The re-election of board members is possible. The chairman is chosen by the general meeting in a special ballot. The current board members remain in office after their term of office has expired until successors are elected.
  3. The board is responsible for managing the day-to-day business of the association. The board can appoint a managing director for day-to-day administration. This person is entitled to participate in board meetings in an advisory capacity.
  4. Board meetings take place at least three times a year. Invitations to board meetings are made in writing with an invitation deadline of at least 10 days.
  5. The board makes its decisions with a simple majority.
  6. In urgent cases, resolutions of the board can also be made in writing or by telephone if all board members declare their consent to this procedure in writing or by telephone. Board resolutions made in writing or by telephone must be recorded in writing and signed.
  7. The board of directors can receive appropriate remuneration for their work.

§ 8 General meeting

  1. The general meeting must be convened once a year.
  2. An extraordinary general meeting must be called if the interests of the association require it or if the association members are requested to be called in writing, stating the purpose and reasons.
  3. The general meeting is called in writing, with an invitation deadline of at least two weeks and the agenda is also announced in the invitation.
  4. The general meeting, as the highest decision-making body of the association, is fundamentally responsible for all tasks, unless certain tasks have been assigned to another body of the association in accordance with these statutes. In particular, the annual financial statements and the annual report must be submitted to it in writing for the purpose of making a decision on the approval and discharge of the Board of Directors. It appoints two auditors, who are neither members of the board nor a committee appointed by the board, nor are they allowed to be employees of the association, to examine the accounting, including the annual financial statements, and report on the results to the general meeting.

The general meeting decides, for example: B. also about

  1. fee exemptions,
  2. tasks of the association,
  3. Purchase and sale as well as encumbrance of real estate,
  4. participation in companies,
  5. Taking out loans
  6. Approval of all rules of procedure for the association area,
  7. membership fees,
  8. changes to the statutes,
  9. Dissolution of the association
  1. Every general meeting called in accordance with the statutes is called recognized as having a quorum regardless of the number of club members present. Each member has one vote.
  2. The general meeting passes its resolutions with a simple majority. In the event of a tie, an application is considered rejected.

§ 9 Reimbursement of expenses

  1. Members – insofar as they have been commissioned by the board – and Board members are entitled to reimbursement of expenses incurred in the course of their work for the association. This includes, in particular, travel costs, additional meal expenses, postage and communication costs.
  2. Proof is provided via appropriate individual receipts and must be submitted no later than six weeks after the end of the respective quarter.
  3. If there are tax flat rates and tax-free maximum limits for the reimbursement of expenses, reimbursement will only be made to this amount.

§ 10 Amendment to the Articles of Association

  1. A simple majority of those present is in favor of changing the statutes Club members required. Changes to the statutes can be made in The general meeting can only be voted on if this is the case The agenda item had already been pointed out in the invitation to the general meeting and both the previous and the proposed new text of the statutes had been attached to the invitation.
  2. The Board of Directors can make changes to the Articles of Association on its own initiative that are required by supervisory, judicial or financial authorities for formal reasons. These changes to the statutes must be communicated to all club members in writing as soon as possible.

§ 11 Notarization of resolutions

The resolutions recorded in board meetings and general meetings must be recorded in writing and signed by the chair of the meeting and a minute-taker chosen by the meeting.

§ 12 Dissolution of the association and binding of assets

  1. For the decision to dissolve the association, a 3/4 majority of the members present at the general meeting is required. The decision can only be made after timely announcement in the invitation to the general meeting.
  2. If the association is dissolved or if tax-privileged purposes cease to exist, the association’s assets go to the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), which must use them directly and exclusively for non-profit or charitable purposes.

As of: October 2021