Association for Foswiki

The Foswiki Association is a non-profit foundation, tasked with caring for the interests of the Foswiki project.


The Foswiki Association is the non-profit organization handling the financial and legal matters of Foswiki, as well as helping to organize conferences and meetings of the community members.

It is is vital for Foswiki's independence, offering the following benefits:

  • A legal entity with a democratic structure to make decisions
  • No one single individual or group can take excessive profit from the community's success, at the cost of others
  • A legal entity can transparently distribute funding to cover necessary expenditures (such as infrastructure and meetings)
  • A legal entity can hold trademarks and domains
  • The association can act as tie-breaker when the community is in deadlock


Membership of the Foswiki Association is open to any individual. By joining the association you are showing your support for the project and the goal of maintaining Foswiki as an democratically governed project, open to all, for the benefit of all. By maintaining a large membership, we help keep Foswiki independent of any minority interest, and ensure the project is always listening to its community.

Members are asked to make a small annual payment of 10 euros (approx. $15 US) as a demonstration of their commitment and to help support the administration of the association. Anyone who has benefited by using Foswiki should become a member—it's a great way to say "thanks" for the thousands of hours of work by the team. If you don't want to (or can't) become a member, then you can still donate to the project.

Becoming a member

If you want to become a member, please edit your user topic and change your membership status to 'Requested'.

You need one existing member who can propose your membership, and two additional members who will support it. In practice you tell an existing member who you know that you would like to become a member. When you have (both) found two additional supporting members, you notify one of the board members, who will put you on the list for acceptance at the next general assembly.

If you have been accepted as a member then please change the status on your user topic to 'Current'.


The Foswiki Association is a member of the

open invention network

Articles of the Association

See AssociationArticles. The association is incorporated in Germany.

List of current members

Please see CurrentFoswikiMembers.


The Association elects a board from its membership. This board is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the association. All board business is transacted in plain sight. Minutes of AssociationBoard meetings may be redacted for legal reasons, but are otherwise public.

Postal Address

The postal address for the Foswiki Association is:

Foswiki Association e.V.
Kanalstr. 12
30159 Hannover 
Germany / Deutschland

General Assemblies


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