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Re: [opensuse-foundation] legal form
On 01/28/2011 03:05 PM, Per Jessen wrote:
jdd wrote:

* The legal form of the foundation is to be a German voluntary
association (wikipedia:Eingetragener_Verein).

Sounds good. I think this is the right choice.

Now according to wikipedia [1] again :

"The Civil Code of Germany contains different regulations for registered
non-profit and for-profit associations regarded as juristic persons
("Vereine", articles 21–79) on the one hand and for not necessarily
registered associations by contract ("Gesellschaften", articles 705–740)
on the other hand."

So before I can put an opinion would it be possible to have a summary of
these articles in plain english ;as laws, regulations are written with
specific articalutaion that makes it harder for the layperson to
understand, that is to my understanding the case in all languages and
German is no exception.



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