The GnuPG e.V.

In February 2017 several GnuPG developer came together for a 3 day hackathon. While having some beer in the Tigges on one evening the lingering plan for setting up a legal entity was finally agreed upon. Work on the constitution started right away and the founding assembly commenced on the next day at 13:37.

The 7 founding members are: Andre Heinecke, Justus Winter, Kai Michaelis, Marcus Brinkmann, Neal Walfied, Werner Koch, and Yutaka Niibe. The elected chair is Werner, the vice Andre, and the cashier Marcus. The registration number is VR11482 at Amtsgericht Düsseldorf.

Our constitution is written in German; a legally non-binding translation is available. The founding protocol can can be read here.

The rules on how to apply for membership will soon be posted. The tax office Düsseldorf-Altstadt confirmed our charitable state on 2017-04-03.