XOOPS: Announcing The XOOPS Foundation

Posted by: Herkoon 2005/3/18 14:48:30 7686 reads The XOOPS Core Team is proud to announce the next step in organising the XOOPS project and its great community: The XOOPS Foundation. The XOOPS Foundation (or Stichting XOOPS as it's officially called) is a registered non-profit business organisation based in The Netherlands. Its primary goal is the promotion of the open source use and development of the XOOPS content management system within the limits of the General Public License, which has been established by the GNU’s Not Unix Project or a compatible software license as defined by the Free Software Foundation..

The XOOPS Foundation seeks to attain this goal by:
1. open discussion and cooperation with respect to mentioned system, designing and developing the code with respect to this system;
2. facilitating and maintaining a network of internet sites which are dedicated to the goal;
3. organising and facilitating community participation, including but not restricted to: core development, module development, theme design, quality control, community support, system documentation, marketing and promotion, community relations;
4. organising and facilitating the distribution and availability of core codes;
5. managing XOOPS’ intellectual properties;
6. organising and facilitating events, processes and other actions to bring in funds;
7. all other legitimate resources.
(taken from the draft translation of the XOOPS Foundation bylaws).

The XOOPS Foundation is the main base of operations for everything tied with XOOPS.org. It's a facility for the project:
- Registered business (no. 08129745 Dutch Chamber of Commerce)
- Recognised not-for-profit organisation (art. 24, sct. 4, Dutch Succession Act of 1956)
- Based in Deventer, The Netherlands
- Bank accounts (for your PayPal donations & GoogleAds)
- Address is P.O. Box 75, 7400 AB, Deventer, NL
- Fax no. +31 84 747 0550

The initial members of the Board of Directors are:
Herko (Founder and Chairman)
Hsalazar (Secretary)
Ackbarr (Treasurer)

More information on how this will affect the daily runnings of the XOOPS project and the community will follow real soon.