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Currently we are in the process of setting up a eV legal entity (similar to KDE: to manage the finances, voting, and membership.

An 'eV' for 'eingetragener Verein', in the German law, translates to a voluntary organization; a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to form a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose. The organization has members.

During FOSDEM 2008 in Brussels, Belgium, a group of founding members physically gathered to get the paperwork going.

The founding members

  • Alessandro Gardich
  • Leon Woestenberg
  • Florian Boor
  • Michael Lauer
  • Robert Schuster
  • Holger Freyther
  • Philip Balister
  • Liam Girdwood
  • Graeme Gregory
  • Jan Lübbe
  • Daniel Willman

The current board consists of

  • Florian Boor
  • Michael Lauer
  • Robert Schuster
  • Holger Freyther

OE Developers

Openembedded Developers are people who have write access to the git repository. Due to the nature of OE, there are many developers, and each one tends to maintain a section of OE. A list of maintainers can be found here. See OpenEmbedded Developers for a list of current developers.


  • process for adding new members
  • process for voting
  • responsibility of the board
  • conflict resolution


Are contributions tax deductible?
Yes they are.