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The current organization for OE is a German eV legal entity (similar to KDE: and is for the purpose of managing 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.

The OpenEmbedded eV statues are located here:

A bablefish translation is here -- could German speaking folks please clean this up: OpenEmbedded eV Statutes

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

The current board of directors

  • President Dr. Michael Lauer
  • Vice President Philip Balister
  • Vice President and Treasurer Florian Boor
  • Denys Dmytriyenko

Current Members

(please keep in alphabetical order)

  1. Anders Darander
  2. Andreas Oberritter
  3. Alessandro Gardich
  4. Andrea Adami
  5. Chris Larson
  6. Cliff Brake
  7. Daniel Willmann
  8. Dave Stewart
  9. Denys Dmytriyenko
  10. Dirk Hohndel
  11. Dirk Opfer
  12. Dmitry Eremin­Solenikov
  13. Eric Bénard
  14. Esben Haabendal
  15. Florian Boor
  16. Frans Meulenbroeks
  17. Graeme Gregory
  18. Graham Gower
  19. Henning Heinold
  20. Holger Freyther
  21. Jan Lübbe
  22. Jason Kridner
  23. Jeff Osier-Mixon
  24. John Willis
  25. Joshua Lock
  26. Ken Gilmer
  27. Khem Raj
  28. Koen Kooi
  29. Leon Woestenberg
  30. Liam Girdwood
  31. Marcin Juszkiewicz
  32. Marco Cavallini
  33. Mark Brown
  34. Mark Hatle
  35. Martin Jansa
  36. Michael Lauer
  37. Michael Smith
  38. Paul Eggleton
  39. Philip Balister
  40. Philip Blundell
  41. Phillip Zabel
  42. Richard Purdie
  43. Robert Schuster
  44. Roman I Khimov
  45. Saul Wold
  46. Scott Garman
  47. Sean Hudson
  48. Simon Busch
  49. Stefan Schmidt
  50. Steve Sakoman
  51. Tom King
  52. Tom Rini
  53. Yu Ke
  54. Yury Bushmelev

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

Pointers for Board Members

Online Voting Policy


Are contributions tax deductible?
Yes they are.
Should I become member of the OE e.V.?
If you are contributing to OE frequently and/or you are interested in getting involved in administrative or organisational tasks it might be a good idea to join OE e.V.
How do I become member of the OE e.V.?
Let an existing member introduce you by sending a short introduction to the 'ev' mailinglist. If you don't know one get in touch with us on the development mailinglist or IRC first. The e.V. is open for anyone to join and its not meant to be an exclusive club of a few developers.
Is there a membership fee?
Yes, and no, since you are allowed to defined the amount on your own.