I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

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@be @Gargron I don't see why any venture capital giver would invest into a gGmbH which is not allowed to make an overall profit by law. So no need to worry.

@schmittlauch @Gargron Thanks. I am unfamiliar with German law so I didn't understand that.

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