Background

The MathML Association is currently organized as a New York Non-Profit Corporation. To simplify administrative requirements and gain a more stable geographical location, the MathML Association seeks to re-organize as a German Society (Eingetragener Verein) based in Erlangen. In particular, we feel that with the new organizational form it will be much simpler to organize financial support for MathML implementation projects, a mandate the MathML Association has so far failed to deliver.

The MathML Directors have developed a charter (english translation) that will allow a tax-exempt status of the new MathML e.V.. The next step is to conduct a founding meeting that establishes the society and register MathML e.V..

Invitation

All friends of MathML are invited to the founding meeting of the MathML e.V and to become members.

The founding meeting will take place physically in Erlangen, Martenstr. 3, Meeting room 11. floor. 15:30 - 18:00 CEST, online participants (https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/mml/ or phone +49 30 200 97942295) are welcome. For online participants there will be an optional test session on Tue 27. June 2017 17:00 CEST at https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/mml/ to install the web conference system.

Please RSVP to directors@mathml-association.org so that we can notify you of changes and new information.

(Provisional) Agenda

We hope to keep the formal part (positions 1-7) short, so that we can progress to the strategic discussions. So if you want to propose amendments to the charter, please do so in writing until Tuesday June 27. 16:00 CEST, so that we can process them.

  1. Welcome
  2. Election of meeting chair, minutes-takers.
  3. Discussion of the Charter (english translation)
  4. Vote on the charter and founding MathML e.V.
  5. Election of the Executive Board (President/Vice President)
  6. Election of a Comptroller
  7. Election of Officers, including
    • Web Officer
    • Industry Liaison
    • Outreach/Media Officer
  8. Discussion and Vote on Membership Dues
  9. Discussion of Organizational Matters
    • necessary changes on the web
    • membership drive
    • … please suggest topics …
  10. AoB.