Statutes for Microservices Community

§1 Name and seat

  1. “Microservices Community” (MC) is an association founded in Denmark following Danish jurisdiction. It is a non-profit European based international community.

§2 Purpose

  1. The purpose of the MC is to promote the development of Microservices by bridging research, education, and innovation within and between businesses, universities, organisations and individuals.
  2. The purpose will be supported by undertaking activities such as:
    1. Organising and sanctioning conferences and workshops
    2. Developing joint projects
    3. Developing courses and curricula
    4. Provide access to material created or curated by the community
    5. Actions to strengthen the visibility of the community and its members
    6. Facilitate recruitment for its members
    7. Strengthen dialog with policy makers and funding bodies
    8. Mapping, analysing and developing strategies for the community

§3 Members

  1. The members of the MC can be individuals as well as organisations, such as businesses and research institutions.
  2. is welcome to join the MC if
    1. they pay the membership fee to the MC; and
    2. they participate in promoting the purpose described in §2.
  3. Memberships can be terminated if:
    1. a member does not pay the membership fee;
    2. a member engages in behaviour or activities that undermines the purpose described in §2 or engage in disruptive or unethical conduct agreed by a majority of the Council (§4.3) members;
    3. a letter of resignation is presented to the President by the member.

§4 Organisation and governance

  1. The organs of the MC are the General Assembly, the Council, and CommunityGroups
  2. The General Assembly
    1. All members of the MC have a right to participate and vote in the General Assembly.
    2. The General Assembly takes place in person or happens electronically every year and the Council can at any time call for an extraordinary General Assembly and must do so on the request of more than 1/3 of the members.
    3. The Council decides on the agenda of the General Assembly and is responsible to inform the members of the outcome of the General Assembly. Proposals for the agenda may be made by any member of the MC and must be sent to the President at least 20 days before the General Assembly. Proposals supported by more than 10 members must be put on the agenda by the Council.
    4. Votes are carried by a simple majority of members and can happen in person and/or electronically.
    5. The General Assembly is chaired (prioritised) by
      1. the President,
      2. the Vice-President,
      3. a Council Member or
      4. a member elected by the Council.
  3. The Council
    1. The role of the Council is to steer the MC to adhere to the purpose described in §2 and support the day-to-day activities of the MC including decision on the membership fee.
    2. The members of the Council must be individuals.
    3. The Council consists of minimum 5 members elected by the General Assembly with minimum two members representing the founding members of the MCif possible.
    4. The Council elects a President, one or more Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer and other roles that support the purpose described in §2
    5. The President is responsible, with the support of the Council to organise the Council meeting and can at any time call a meeting.
    6. The MC is bound by the signature of its President, Vice-President or Treasurer. The MC is represented in justice by its President or by a member of the Council chosen by the Council for that purpose.
    7. Votes in the Council are carried by a simple majority of its members and can happen in person and/or electronically.
    8. Elections for Council members take place in uneven years with the member receiving the biggest number of votes elected to the Council.
    9. The election can happen in person at the General Assembly and/or electronically.
    10. Nomination of candidates for the Council can be made by any member of the MC in writing to the President.
    11. The composition of the members should aim at ensuring a balance between geography, types of member (e.g., business, students, researchers) and gender.
  4. The Community Groups
    1. Community Groups(CG)are sub-groups or task forces established to implement the activities that support the purpose outlined in §2 for example in the scope of research, innovation, brokering and education.
    2. Any member can at any time suggest creating a new CG in writing to the President
    3. The Council must approve the CG for it to use the MC branding.
    4. Upon creation, and subsequently every two year, theCG must agree on a two-year action plan that will steer the work of the CG.

§5 Annual report

  1. The financial year of the Association coincides with the calendar year.
  2. Board presents an annual report to the members no later than six months after the end of the fiscal year.
  3. The annual report should contain a balance-sheet, an overview of assets and obligations, and an overview of the activities undertaken by the MC in the past financial year.

§6 Liability

  1. The MC accepts no liability for any activity carried out partly or wholly on its behalf.

§7 Amending the statutes

  1. Amending the MC Statutes can only happen by a 2/3 majority of the votes cast in the General Assembly.

§8 Dissolving the association

  1. Dissolving the association can only happen by a 3/4 majority of the votes cast in two following General Assemblies.
  2. After the decision to dissolve the Association the Council is responsible for its execution.

§9 Founding members

  1. The following individuals are the founding members of the MC and are appointed as members of the first council:
    1. Fabrizio Montesi, President and Treasurer, DK
    2. Balint Maschio, Vice-President, IT
    3. Sabine Sachweh, Vice-President, DE
    4. Claudio Guidi, IT

§10 Dating

  1. Decided on the founding General Assembly on 1 June 2019.