In November 2004 a group of people from the TYPO3 community consisting of Kasper Skårhøj, René Fritz, Robert Lemke, Daniel Hinderink, Dan Frost, Adrian Zimmermann, Dominic Brander, and Christian Jul Jensen founded the TYPO3 Association.
The basic idea was to raise money through membership fees to pay for long-term development, that sponsors with their short-term goals would not be willing to fund.
Starting from that idea, a few other goals have been added.
The TYPO3 Association has two types of members:
Supporting Membership is open to everyone. The Association's website provides an online application form and payment method for membership fees. Members are either people or companies that want to help the projects by paying for them through their membership fees.
All Members can (and hopefully do!) sport a membership logo on their website and get some discounts at conferences and such.
There are four Honorary Members:
The Association consists of the following bodies:
The GA is the highest authority and elects the board, controls its work, and generally decides on all matters of importance in its annual meeting. It is open to all members.
The board is the executive body taking care of daily administrative work, legal matters, and accounting. Click for current members and details on tasks and responsibilities.
Expert Advisory Board
The expert advisory board is responsible for managing the affairs of the association.
Business Control Committee
The business control committee can review all project loans for conformity of expenditure with the loan application, achieving the set objectives and cost- effective project completion.
The expert advisory board and the association's board shall appoint advisory committees or individual persons without discretionary authority for specific tasks.
The new by-laws since 4. February 2012 (german)
Translation into English kindly sponsored by:
Transline Deutschland Dr.-Ing. Sturz GmbH
(Technische Übersetzungen / Technical Translations)