In the meeting from September 24-27 in Berlin an open group of people decided to build a legal body for the Open Source Circular Economy Days. This will enable future events and also other work and projects to accelerate the invention and building of an Open Source Circular Economy.
The goal is to create an organisation that is as open, transparent and inclusive as possible and has enabling impact.
In the meeting we decided to found this organisation in Germany and go for the legal structure of a “Verein” (=association). Here are the current steps and tasks:
##1. Developing Statutes
Every “Verein” needs statutes. Lars is put in charge to facilitate the development process and translate everything back and forth between english and german. We are happy about any contributions to the process. Especially with legal skills. The discussions about the content happens here in the open:
The full statues (in german) are developed here.
Part of the statutes are clear guidelines what is the organisation for and what not. What do we want to do? Open development happens here.
###Circular Economy Definition
For Open Source a clear definition exist. But for Circular Economy a real good one is missing. As the statutes need to define a bit more what we mean with “Circular Economy”, we need our own definition. Here is the topic for this development process.
###An Internal Democratic Structure
What executive bodies should the association have and how is power devided between them. Here is the topic for that.
###A Voting Procedure
How to make the association as flexible as possible and truly community governed at the same time? How to make decisions? Here is the topic for that.
Members Fee discussion
##2. Founding the Association
When clear statutes are developed there will be an initial members meeting to found the organisation. This meeting can have online elements as well. Infos about the meeting will be published once progress was made with the statutes.