I agree. The question is ‘where to begin’. I began talking to @rinigus about a framework/company/org to deal with end user licenses for mapping services. That spawned a bunch of essential infrastructure ideas. Now the questions which I’ve partially posed have to be answered.
- Where to found the org/company (luxemburg
- What legal form to give it (limited co., club/non-profit, foundation/stiftung)
- Enumerate the goals.
- Prioritize the goals.
- Recruit people to get behind the effort.
As the linked foundation you provided in your post demonstrates, a VERY broad swath of projects can qualify. What’s also, to a certain extent, the case with those projects, is that they already have some ‘project infrastructure’.
That we lack. I’ve wanted to get some external, professional, advice, but haven’t gotten to it. The next ‘ad-hoc’ effort in my neck of the woods (Berlin) isn’t until November. I’d like to get ‘something’ solid started before then.
So, who’s up for helping (me, whoever) start a legal entity to get the ball rolling