[Belgium] procedure for official creation of asbl/vzw: proposed bylaws
dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Thu Jul 2 08:17:57 PDT 2015
> - Where should we localize the association ?
If you live in Brussels, then your home address is a good option.
I still wait for an alternative, as I asked Gael offline if there is a
possibility we use the address of IBGE as the main seat.
I suggest to also accept moral persons. At the Flemish association for
GIS (Flagis) where I am the secratary, we have sponsor members,
'moral persons' members and physical person members. 3 different member
fees: 750/Year, 250/Year, 20 /Year).
For OSGeo, I am still in favor to provide *free* membership, as there is
a discussion on the [discuss] mailing list . They even pointed to our
initiative for the problem of membership fees:
Regarding changing from an open OSGeo membership (nothing at the
moment), to charging a membership fee, I am in fact for continuing as an
open/free organization. I do however see some issues with our old
bylaws, and Arnulf mentioned our USA-based status, and there has been
recent talk again of a registered satellite organization such as through
an OSGeo Europe. (this will likely be discussed more in Como)
So I agree to mimic the rules that apply for OSGeo.
On 02-07-15 13:35, Moritz Lennert wrote:
> Dear all,
> Here is a revised version of the "statuts", allowing for two types of
> members and integrating some of the other comments.
> To be discussed (cf comments in the text):
> - Who wants to be founding member ?
> - Who wants to be part of the board ?
> - Where should we localize the association ? I offer my home address if
> there is no other solution.
> - Should "effective" (i.e. charter) members have to pay an annual
> contribution ?
> - Should members be physical persons or can moral persons (associations,
> companies, etc) be members ?
> - How should non charer members (i.e. "members adérents") become
> members: I propose to mimick OSGeo central and allow registration via
> the web site.
> On 22/06/15 12:07, Tommy Oozeer wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have also added my comments in the doc.
>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De : belgium-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
>> [mailto:belgium-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] De la part de Dirk Frigne
>> Envoyé : lundi 22 juin 2015 09:53
>> À : belgium at lists.osgeo.org
>> Cc : managementsupport at geosparc.com
>> Objet : Re: [Belgium] procedure for official creation of asbl/vzw:
>> proposed bylaws
>> Hi all,
>> My2c comments in the document.
>> On 21-06-15 18:30, Moritz Lennert wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Please find attached a first draft of the bylaws of the asbl/vzw. I've
>>> used a model from  to draft this. They are in French as this was
>>> easier for me than in Dutch. I don't think we could elaborate them in
>>> Please read through them. I've highlighted several parts and included
>>> some questions. Please react.
>>> In order to officially constitute the organisation, we have to
>>> - file these bylaws and the register of members at the "greffe du
>>> tribunal de commerce"
>>> - publish the bylaws and the list of board members in the "Moniteur"
>>> The costs for this procedure are 181,50€.
>>> We should probably have a legal expert read the bylaws before we file
>>> them, just to make sure we respect all aspects of the law and won't
>>> have to modify them soon (which would mean additional costs). I can
>>> see if I can convince some of my contacts to do this, but if you have
>>> competent people around you, please tell me.
>>> Another good source of information on asbl (in French) is .
>>>  http://www.laboiteasbl.be/
>>>  http://www.assoc.be/
>>> Belgium mailing list
>>> Belgium at lists.osgeo.org
>> Yours sincerely,
>> ir. Dirk Frigne
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