I. Legal Form, Name and Registered Office

Article 1 - Legal form, name

1.1. A not-for-profit association (ASBL) is hereby incorporated under the name of
“Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre” (or, in shorter form,
‘APELL’) with the non-official English translation “Open Source Software Business
Europe Association” (hereinafter, “APELL” or the “Association”).

1.2. The Association is governed by the relevant dispositions of the Belgian Code
on Companies and Associations of March 23, 2019 (hereinafter, the “BCCA”), as
amended from time to time.

Article 2 – Registered office

2.1. The Association is registered at its head office, situated in the Brussels Region.

2.2. Without prejudice to the application of the Belgian linguistic legislation, the
registered office of the Association can be transferred to any other place in Belgium by
simple decision of the Management Board (hereafter, the “Board”), each member of
which shall be referred to hereafter as a “Director”.

2.3. If the transfer of the registered office requires that the language of the present
Constitution must be modified pursuant to the applicable Belgian linguistic legislation,
only the General Assembly (“GA”) is empowered to take such decision, subject to the
rules on the amendment of the present Constitution.

2.4. The URL of the website of the Association is :

The APELL constitution is also found here (in French)