Andreas Enge <andreas(a)enge.fr> skribis:
as a follow-up to the discussion, setting up a non-profit
in France (and I suppose it will be similar in other European countries)
is very easy: You just need two participants, and bylaws that you can
more or less copy-paste from existing organisations (of course, we invested
a bit more time in writing those of Guix Europe, but there is no difficulty
in principle). Then you declare your organisation to the authorities,
and that is all. Such an organisation can own assets and even employ people
(but that is always tricky since then one needs to know about labour laws,
social insurance, taxes and so on). The important thing is to not make
profits, or at least to not cash them out to the members.
For those following along, here are the Guix Europe bylaws:
and its internal rules (literally translated from French as “interior
It’s nice that it’s short and simple (also nice that it’s not a scanned
random a2ps printout¹ ;-)).