Constitution

Preamble




  1. freedom: the freedom to use a program for any purpose
  2. freedom: the freedom to study the program and adapt it to your own needs.
  3. freedom: the freedom to make copies for others.
  4. freedom: the freedom to improve a program and make these improvements available to others, so that the whole community benefits.








Name, seat, financial year



(Name of State)(Name of State)(Name in local language)(if necessary)



(Name of City)



Purpose, tasks, non-profit character



(Name of State)



(Name of State)
  1. the ideal support of governmental and private organisations in all aspects of the Free Software,
  2. the cooperation and coordination with the FSF Europe, which pursues the same publicly-spirited goals,
  3. the support of programmers developing Free Software and so realizing the publicly-spirited goals of the ``Chapter (Name of State)'' through scholarships,
  4. the distribution of the philosophical ideals of Free Software,
  5. the information and training of the general public about the possibilities and educational potential of Free Software,
  6. the development and provision of Free Software for the general public.



(Name of State)(insert name of laws regarding charitable status here)(Name of State)



(Name of State)(Name of State)

Acquisition of membership



(Name of State)





End of membership



  1. with the death of the member with natural persons and/or its liquidation in the case of legal persons;
  2. by withdrawal from the association;
  3. by exclusion from the association.
  4. by exclusion from the FSF Europe.







Membership fees

Structure of the association



(Name of State)





(Name of State)



(Name of State)



(Name of State)



(Name of State)(Name of State)



(Name of State)

Bodies of the association

(Name of State)
  1. the executive committee (Chancellor);
  2. the Vice-Chancellor;
  3. the extended executive committee;
  4. the general assembly.

The executive committee

(Name of State)

The competence of the executive committee



(Name of State)
  1. Convening and preparation of the general assembly of the members as well as list the agenda;
  2. Creation of the annual report;
  3. Adoption of resolutions over the admission and the exclusion of members;
  4. Support of the FSF Europe;
  5. Agency in judicial and except-court affairs, in particular also authority traffic;
  6. Relationships with the press.
  7. Implementation of the FSF Europe guidelines for scholarships of programmers, who develop Free Software and are scientifically active by doing so.



  1. that possible profits are used only for the statutory purposes and that the FSF Europe and ``Chapter (Name of State)''are working selflessly.
  2. that no member may get no shares of the profits or other allowances from the means of the FSF Europe or the ``Chapter (Name of State).'' This also applies to separating members.
  3. that administrative costs, which are alien to the purpose of the FSF Europe may not be granted. Same applies to disproportionately high payments.



Election and term of office of the executive committee





The Vice-Chancellor



  1. Separating of the executive committee;
  2. Passing indispensability of the executive committee.





(Name of State)





The extended executive committee







The competence of the extended executive committee

  1. The approval of the statutes of the national associations;
  2. The execution of the ``Guidelines,'' which are decided on by the general assembly.
  3. The execution of the specifications by the FSF Europe, which take preference over the ``Guidelines'' decided on in accordance with [*] sec. 2 Nr. 1.


The general assembly





  1. Creation of so-called ``Guidelines,'' that are to lead the activity of the executive committee and extended executive committee;
  2. Receipt of the annual report of the executive committee;
  3. Exoneration of the organs;
  4. Choice and recall of the executive committee and the Vice-Chancellor.


The convening of the general assembly





The extraordinary general assembly

[*][*][*]


Adoption of resolutions of the general assembly











(Name of State)(Name of State)





Dissolution of the association



(Name of State)[*]







(Name of State)

Written form

  1. handwritten signed paper document;
  2. E-mail signed with a key that is sufficiently state of the art. The FSF Europe decides what is to be regarded as state of the art. The key must be certified by the FSF Europe.

Place of jurisdiction

(name of the city the association has its seat in)